Kate Middleton beams as she heads back to school to join pupils for science lesson

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Kate Middleton visited Nower Hill High School in Harrow, where she joined Year 8 pupils to learn about neuroscience and the importance of early childhood development

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A smiling Duchess of Cambridge went back to school today to join pupils for a science lesson.

She visited Nower Hill High School in Harrow, north west London, where she joined the youngsters learning about neuroscience and the importance of early childhood development.

Kate donned a vibrant pink coat and matching jumper, thought to be from Hobbs, with dark trousers and heels for the visit and wore her hair in long waves.

The Year 8 science lesson Kate joined was looking at a research project run by Oxford University, which looks to embed the key principles of early childhood development and neuroscience in students.

The visit comes after Kate launched The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood this summer, which aims to drive awareness of the extraordinary impact of the early years.







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Kate Middleton chats to pupils during a science lesson at Nower Hill High School in London
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Over the last ten years, she has spent time looking into how challenges in later life such as addiction, family breakdown, poor mental health, suicide and homelessness can have their roots in the earliest years of someone’s life.

Through her work with The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, she is said to be aiming to highlight how what we experience in early childhood shapes the developing brain, which is why positive relationships, environments and experiences during this period are so crucial.

Following the school visit, Kate will join a meeting of Chief Executives of Academy Trusts at Buckingham Palace who will be briefed on the results of Oxford University’s research project.







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Kate’s visit comes amid reports today that she and husband Prince William have banned the BBC from showing their Christmas carol concert amid anger over a new royal documentary.

The charity fund-raiser, which is reportedly set to be hosted by Kate herself at Westminster Abbey, will be broadcast by rival ITV.







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It is said the Cambridges have opted to turn their back on the Beeb after its two-part series The Princes and the Press kicked off on Monday night.

It has been claimed William – who missed the first part while attending the Tusk Awards – had briefed against his younger brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.

A source claimed to The Sun the move is a “real coup” for ITV, with the special having been arranged by the BBC before a U-turn following the “terrible row over the documentary”.







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“It is a brand new format — the royals have never hosted a televised TV concert before. And to have the Duchess leading on it is a big deal,” they said.

“Naturally most royal programming goes automatically to the BBC as the national broadcaster. Now it looks like they will work more with ITV in the future.”

The source added ITV were “very surprised but delighted” to the call offering them the show.

Kensington Palace declined to comment when contacted by the Mirror about the carol concert. The Mirror has also contacted the BBC for comment.

Last week, Kate made a glamorous appearance at the Royal Variety Performance, where she wore a stunning recycled green gown by Jenny Packham for the occasion.

Kate is understood to have first worn the gown during an official royal tour of Pakistan in 2019.

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