Kate stuns in turquoise as Duchess joins William at BBC London HQ for anti-bullying week
KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, is visiting the BBC Broadcasting House in London with husband Prince William as the royal couple mark anti-bullying week.
Kate looked stunning in a turquoise dress by Emilia Wickstead as hundreds of fans gathered outside the broadcaster’s London headquarters to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kate and William joined children from Wormholt Park Primary School on the BBC The One Show sofa as they discussed Kids Online Wellbeing app. Kate and William continuously champion causes in support of mental health and anti-bullying campaigns as part of their Royal Foundation initiative with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry – affectionately dubbed the ‘Fab Four’. The pair were also pictured beaming as they spoke with young people who wrote and performed in a new campaign video for Stop Speak Support.
Spot Speak Sport is a youth-led code of conduct which provides guidance to children and teenagers on what to do when they witness bullying online.
William set up the Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying to stop cyber-bullying among schoolchildren in May 2016.
And today Kate and William visited to the BBC to view the work the broadcaster has been doing as a member of the taskforce.
The father-of-three said he had been moved after meeting bereaved parents of bullied children who had taken their own lives.
William said social media companies had “done more to connect the world than has ever been achieved in human history”.
But he added: “I am worried, though, that our technology companies still have a great deal to learn about the responsibilities that come with their significant power.
“I say this not in anger. Again, I believe our tech leaders are people of integrity who are bringing many benefits to our lives and societies.
“I am very concerned though that on every challenge they face – fake news, extremism, polarisation, hate speech, trolling, mental health, privacy, and bullying – our tech leaders seem to be on the back foot.
“Their self-image is so grounded in their positive power for good that they seem unable to engage in constructive discussion about the social problems they are creating.”
The royal couple have had a busy couple of days as Kate and William attended engagements in South Yorkshire before travelling back to London for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday bash at Buckingham Palace last night.
Kate and Prince William were pictured arriving at Buckingham Palace in a dark SUV driven by the Duke of Cambridge followed by Prince Harry and Meghan in another vehicle. Kate could be seen sporting a pair of stunning diamond earrings with a pink-jewelled centre to match her rose-pink dress.
As the celebrations began the Queen gave a touching tribute to her son Charles as she toasted his 70th birthday.
The monarch began the toast by saying: “It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday.”
Earlier the Duke and Duchess had rolled up their sleeves to help slice bread and served soup at a Centrepoint hostel in Barnsley after the pair attended the opening of the McClaren Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham earlier that day.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK