Kate beams as she accepts the gift from young Jaqson, telling him that husband William had sent her a card and some flowers that morning
With William thousands of miles away in the Falkland Islands, Kate would have been forgiven for spending this Valentine's Day cuddled up at home with her new cocker spaniel for company.
Instead, the glamorous Duchess of Cambridge proved her mettle as a working royal with a tour of Liverpool's charities. And if she was missing her husband, she certainly didn't let on as she was greeted by cheering crowds who jostled to give her flowers, cards and gifts.
Kate beamed with delight as she was handed red roses, a card and a cupcake iced with the words 'Jaqson loves Kate' by eight-year-old Jaqson Johnston-Lynch.