Kate Middleton's spring ensembles are in full swing.
Today, the Duchess of Cambridge was joined by her husband, Prince William, for a visit to a school in East London to speak with teachers and students. This marks their first in-person royal engagement following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last Sunday.
For the appearance, Kate showcased her famously calm and collected demeanor, and looked pretty in pink. Opting for a bright, blushing overcoat courtesy of Max&Co., she also wore a matching scallop-collared knit sweater from Boden, loose flared black trousers from Jigsaw, and chunky-heeled suede pumps. Kate paired her look with a small quilted clutch bag and a floral-print protective face mask, and she had her hair pulled back in a casual ponytail.
As the Cambridges headed into the school building to meet with teachers and staff, reporters asked the royal couple about the Sussexes' recent interview. Though Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry did not give specific names during their two-hour sit-down, they said that members of the royal family made racist comments regarding their then unborn son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, while also overlooking Meghan's mental health struggles when she was adjusting to royal life. Kate did not acknowledge reporters' questions, but Prince William did, responding, "We are very much not a racist family."
Two days after the interview, Buckingham Palace released a statement regarding Meghan and Harry's experiences and decision to leave royal life behind.
"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," the palace said in a statement shared with BAZAAR.com. "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."