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Kate and William Smile Big in Denmark as They Aid Africa

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Uploaded on Nov 2, 2011

Hey there, I'm Karli Bulnes. Kate Middleton and Prince William are on their first joint humanitarian mission as a married couple. Hear why helping Africa is a very personal undertaking for the newlyweds in today's PopSugar Rush!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a one-day visit to Denmark to help aid Africa. The royal couple teamed up with Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark this morning in Copenhagen to visit a UNICEF emergency supply center that gives food and medical supplies to East Africa, a region that is suffering from a severe drought and food crisis.

Kate looked regal in a red coat for the visit but that didn't stop her from digging in to help. She and Prince William actually packed aid boxes that would be sent to East Africa. William even ate some of the special high-protein peanut paste that is sent to malnourished children, though Kate passed on the taste test.

Helping Africa is of high priority to William and Kate because the continent is close to the couple's heart. For one, it's where William proposed, which he talked about in an interview he and Kate did shortly after announcing their engagement last November.

"It was about three weeks ago on a holiday in Kenya, we had a little bit of private time ... I took her up somewhere nice in Kenya and proposed./It was very romantic. There's a true romantic in there./There is."

Prince William said he had been planning the proposal for a while, and said it was so beautiful in Africa at the time that it felt really right to do it then. After the wedding, the newlyweds honeymooned on the Seychelles islands, which are located just off the coast of East Africa.

William also has a soft spot for Africa because it's a place he says he can escape to. During a visit to Botswana with his brother Prince Harry in 2010, Prince William went to see the work of a wildlife conservation charity which he supports. And in a documentary about the trip, he revealed that he likes that no one makes a fuss over his presence.

"Africa is the perfect place to come. The locals wherever I go haven't got a clue, you know, most of them haven't got a clue who I am and I love that."

The Duchess reportedly told an aid worker that she intends to visit Kenya "soon," and a royal source confirmed that Kate and Prince William were considering a visit to the region.

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