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.
The young royal hosted an event in aid of In Kind Direct, a
charity supported by the heir to the British throne, at
London's Clarence House.
St James's Palace said the duchess had been "delighted to be
able to step in" and greet the 30 guests attending the
Charles had traveled to Saudi Arabia for the state funeral of
crown prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.
William and the duchess plan to travel to Denmark next week
to visit a UN centre that distributes emergency supplies to