TODAY | October 10, 2012
>>> back now at 749. with the photo scandal behind them, the duke and duchess of came bridge are getting back to public police and kate is venturing out into public on her own. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london . good morning to you.
>> reporter: not much of a chance for everybody to be buttoned up lately, including william and kate . for them it's all about charging forward, doing the right thing. today kate represents the firm solo. in a week full of events. kate is back, rega confidan wearing the same elegant burgundy coat she wore for her first royal christmas. crowds adore her. she focuses on the children. today on her own, a day packed with appearances, with kate carrying the full confidence of the family. this week william and kate have arrived victorious back home to royal business, practically gleaming after their wildly successful tour in the tropics, not to mention their courtroom defeat of french magazine. william and kate are very much aligned now as a team. notice how much even their mannerisms seem to have grown alike. kate asked personal questions, paying close attention. across the room william says exactly the same. kate smiles warmly and william elicits huge laughs. both tend to talk with their hands. they nod together, even their thumbs move in unison. they are also good foils for each other. while a eyes on are kate talking about the goodness of sports, william is cracking the footballers up. yes, they may be the future king and queen , but these two put people at ease. oh, they were very funny, really lovely. very nice people.
>> reporter: william even managed to sneak in another harry joke. i feel tempted to cry harry and george but i don't want to bring my brother into it.
>> reporter: earlier he was partying in vegas but he's still in afghanistan in the middle of his second tour of duty . he also made the cover of this magazine here, beneath that beautiful fully clothed photo they called him dirty harry and at least made him man of the year. today it will be all kate on her own at a series of events. while william attends the funeral of his nanny growing up. even a toddler king needs scolding every now and then, much to his displeasure. powell helped them through their parents divorce and mother's untimely death, and now willi is truly coming into his own, along with his wife. those who know about these things say there's been a lot of pressure on william lately to decide what he wants to do, either sign up for another tour in the military starting next year, which he said he wants, or devote more time to public life which just may be what his grandmother, the queen, prefers. savannah.
>> all right, michelle. thank you.