Britain's Kate handles first solo royal engagement

Kate Middleton talks to members of the public, as she leaves Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday March 8, 2011. Police kept watch from the rooftops for a visit by Britain's Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton, that brought the center of Belfast to a standstill. Some 50 to 100 people gathered in the bright sunshine near the imposing city hall to greet the couple, who arrived in a convoy of five black Range Rovers, but the crowd swelled to several hundred as shoppers realized something special was happening.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

October 27, 2011 12:02:02 PM PDT
Britain's royal family says the Duchess of Cambridge has handled her first solo duties since her wedding to Prince William - acting as a last-minute stand-in for father-in-law Prince Charles at a charity dinner.