Kate Middleton: ‘I Miss William So Much When He Goes Away’

The Duchess of Cambridge has a tough few months coming up with husband Prince William away in the Falklands, so Kate is determined to stay busy because she misses him so much.

As Wills is off for tour duty soon, it’s no wonder that he got Kate a puppy to keep her company while he’s away for weeks but sounds as if she needs more than a pooch.

According to new! magazine, the 30-year-old confided in a wife of a marine-pilot last year, by saying: “I don’t know how you manage. I miss William so much when he goes away. He went once for four weeks and I missed him so much.”

William is going to have to be away for six weeks on his next stint away and he’ll be missing their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, but Kate’s already got a full diary to make sure she’s not twiddling her thumbs or wringing that handkerchief.

On her first solo engagement, Kate’s heading to a viewing of the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery tonight but on February 14, she’ll be up in Liverpool.

Kate will be visiting two charities including the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where she’ll be cutting the ribbon and opening a new section.

“With her husband away, it is a perfect opportunity for her to strike out on her own,” an insider told the magazine.