Rare date night for William and Kate after his sad day alone
11 OCTOBER 2012
After a difficult and sad day alone, there was only on place Prince William
wanted to be – back in the arms of his beloved wife.
So after a busy day of engagements in the North East, the Duchess of Cambridge
rushed down to London to be at her husband's side.
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The future King had said goodbye to his beloved nanny Olga Powell
, attending her funeral in Harlow, Essex.
So to try and lift his spirits, the couple went out for a date at Mayfair's private member's club Loulou's.
The pair are hardly ever seen out together other than at work events these days, but Wednesday night was an exception.
Kate wore a black dress with matching coat and heels and carried a clutch bag, while William stepped out in a suit.
He had earlier joined around 100 mourners – including his late mum's sisters Lady Sarah McCorquodal and Lady Jane Fellowes – for a 30-minute service.
The Mary Poppins song Let's go Fly a Kite
was played as a tribute to Olga's days as a nanny – she had looked after William since he was six years old.
While William paid his respects, Kate was left in charge of official duties
. And she was a resounding success in the North, where she met some adorable youngsters.
After a hug with an excited ten-year-old, Kate was highly amused to make the acquaintance of little Lola Mackay, a two-year-old who didn't want to part with her bunch of flowers.
The 30-year-old, who wore a red Whistles dress and the same coat which she chose for Sandringham on Christmas Day, was particularly taken with four-day old baby Lee Turner, whom she met in Elswick.
"He's very dinky," she told his aunt Kymberlie Davis while gazing into the little one's eyes.
While at a community garden in the area, Kate revealed she grows her own vegetables.
Pat Fisher, who spoke to the Duchess, recounted: "She said she grew potatoes but they were not as big as the ones we've got here.
"She also planted a clove of garlic. She was quite surprised that a bulb came out of that."