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Duchess hearts the arts! Will open new center on Valentine's Day

Jan. 31, 2014 at 10:15 AM ET

Duchess Kate will step out on Valentine's Day to help open a new art center for children in London.
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Duchess Kate, shown here visiting a London hospice center for kids, will step out on Valentine's Day to help open a new art center for children in London.

Duchess Kate has at least one official date for Valentine’s Day and it involves spending time with children more mature than her infant son.

The duchess will open the ICAP Art Room at a London high school, Kensington Palace announced Friday.

“Her Royal Highness will greet staff and pupils, experience a short Art Room session, learn about how the school and the charity work together and officially open the new facility,” the palace said in a statement.

The appearance will be Kate’s first official event in the new year. The duchess turned 32 earlier this month but spent her birthday out of the limelight at home with her husband and their son, Prince George.

The Art Room is a charity that uses art as therapy for children 5- 16-years-old dealing with emotional and behavioral problems. Duchess Kate has been a royal patron of the organization since January 2012.

Still to be revealed: What Kate's husband has in store for his wife on the romantic holiday. Prince William, 31, been back in school taking a condensed course in agricultural management at Cambridge University. The special 10-week agricultural program is designed to help William manage the massive Duchy of Cornwall estate he is expected to inherit from his father, Prince Charles. The estate is held by each successive Prince of Wales. 

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