Kate Middleton Stuns In Fuchsia While Meeting Students Amid BBC Controversy

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Royal Albert Hall for the Annual Festival of Remembrance in London November 7, 2015. Reuters/Chris Jackson/Pool

Kate Middleton appeared to not be affected by the drama between the BBC and the royal family during her recent outing. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, visited a school in London Wednesday to meet the students learning about neuroscience and the importance of childhood development on the brain, People reported. She arrived in a fuchsia turtleneck and blazer paired with black pants and heels. The duchess was all smiles at the event.

During the visit, the royal mom joined a science class at Nower Hill High School. They covered lessons built on research from Oxford University's department of psychiatry on how critical the first five years of children's lives are in their entire life. Middleton was impressed with the things she learned from the discussion.

"Really well done," the duchess told the students. "I completely found it interesting. It's a real passion of mine. Learning about babies' brains, about how our adult brains develop and how our early childhood influences the adults we become."

Middleton encouraged the students to value the things they learned from the class. She also thanked them for having her.

"Keep thinking about it, keep talking about it with your friends. Well done, I'm super impressed. Thank you for having me today," Middleton said.

Prince William's wife launched the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood earlier this year. It was part of the Duchess of Cambridge's mission to help kids and parents. The teaching project caught Middleton's attention because she wanted to see how it was implemented in classes.

The Duchess of Cambridge's outing came amid the drama between the BBC and the royal family. The network dropped the first part of the two-part documentary "The Princes And The Press" Monday. However, it was perceived as favorable to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle because it featured the Duchess of Sussex's lawyer, who defended Markle from the allegations that she was a difficult boss. The royal family released a statement expressing its disappointment over the documentary.

"A free, responsible and open press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy," the statement read. "However, too often it is overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources that are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility."

In response, the BBC said the documentary was "about how royal journalism is done and features a range of journalists from broadcast and the newspaper industry."


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