Category: Society / October 10, 2012 2:10 PM EDT
The Duchess of Cambridge carried out her first official trip to England’s northeast solo on Wednesday; after Prince William was forced to cancel his appearance at attend the funeral of his former nanny. Kate meet with representatives of community organizations which have been helping residents and businesses improve life generally in the city.
The royal even visited a community project in Elswick Park, close to Newcastle city center where she chatted with the children.
Meanwhile Kate’s husband, Prince William joined other mourners at the funeral for his former nanny Olga Powell, who died last month. Powell cared for William and Prince Harry when they were young boys including the difficult time when their parents were breaking up.
The former nanny died of a heart attack.