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Kate Middleton is gearing up to go it alone—and we have a feeling all will go swimmingly.
The itinerary for the Duchess of Cambridge's upcoming visit to Malta, her first official royal visit abroad that she'll be making without Prince William, has been released and, as we could have guessed, she'll have a jam-packed couple of days.
And who wants to bet that she'll be treated like a queen?!
According to Kensington Palace, Prince George's mum will be flying out Sept. 20 to the island nation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence. She'll be staying at the San Anton Palace, the official residence of Malta's president, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. (Wonder if she'll have the same bedroom where Queen Elizabeth II stayed in 2007...)
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Kate will have an official meeting with Coleiro Preca and then she will visit Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife at his office in the the Auberge de Castille.
Later that day she'll watch a series of military-themed presentations, including a reenactment of the inspection of the fort and garrison by the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St John, one of the most renowned of the Western Christian military orders during the Middle Ages.
At the National Library Kate will be shown a number of historical documents, including letters from King Henry VIII and George II, and the original citation awarding the George Cross to Malta in 1942 for the military's fierce fighting on behalf of Britain during World War II.
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Also Saturday, and we're tired just thinking about it, the Duchess of Cambridge will be the guest of honor during the Independence Day Celebrations at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, near Grand Harbor.
On Sunday, she will attend Independence Day services at St. John's Cathedral and later view two of Caravaggio's most famous works, The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Jerome Writing, which are on display at the Cathedral Museum.
Kate will also meet with both workers at government's Agenzija Zghazagh, or Agency for Youth, and some of the children who utilize its programs. Then it's off on a walk through Vittoriosa Square to get to the Church of St Lawrence to view Maltese art, after which she'll take boat tour via the Grand Harbor.
The royal will cap off her whirlwind trip with an appearance at the British High Commissioner's Garden Party at their official residence.
We're already looking forward to seeing the pics!