The dutiful Duchess: pregnant Kate Middleton marks two years of royal engagements

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The dutiful Duchess: pregnant Kate Middleton marks two years of royal engagements

October 2011

By October, the Duchess was ready to go it alone; When Prince Charles had to drop out of a Clarence House reception at the last minute, his "darling daughter-in-law" was a glamorous replacement.

''She was so pleased that her first solo engagement was for the Prince of Wales, who has shown her so much support over the years," one attendee said