After partying hard last night at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen paid a beautiful tribute to her son, describing him as a “dedicated and respected heir to the throne to stand comparison with any in history – and a wonderful father,” the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are back at work!
To mark Anti Bullying Week, Kate and William visited the BBC to view the work the broadcaster is doing as a key member of The Duke’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying. The royals met parents and children who have been helping guide the latest tech developments help young people online.
Kate looked elegant,as ever, in a turquoise pleated dress by Emilia Wickstead, with her classic black pumps. She had glossy hair styled in voluminous, bouncy curls and her makeup looked flawless with a light base, nude lip and subtle eye shadow.
The Taskforce supports young people and their families affected by cyberbullying and it is focused on children age 11 to 16 year olds. William brought together tech and media giants, children’s charities and parents, to work and to try and find a way forward. Taskforce members include: The Anti-Bullying Alliance, Apple, BT, The Diana Award, EE, Facebook, Google, Internet Matters, Music.ly, NSPCC, O2, Sky, Snapchat, Supercell, TalkTalk, Three, Twitter, Vodafone and Virgin Media.
In his speech William revealed why he decided to be part of this now that he is parent of three: “I saw that my friends and peers were worried about the risks of the very powerful tools we were putting in our children’s hands. For too many families, phones and social media shattered the sanctity and protection of the home. As we grappled with this, we felt a distinct absence of guidance. Should we read our children’s messages? Should we allow them to have phones and tablets in their rooms? Who do we report bullying to? We were making up the rules as we went along.”
“Surely you can partner with parents to make the online world a safe place of discovery, friendship, and education for their children,” William said. “You can work in the interest of the children and parents who use your products and still make your shareholders happy. We not only want you to succeed. We need you to.”
This is the third time the Duchess wears this Wickstead dress, as she was seen wearing it in 2015 in Warminster, England:
…and again back in 2014 during a visit to New Zealand with Prince William: