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William and Kate meet with BBC Radio 1’s Teen Heroes

Earlier this week, William and Kate met with BBC Radio 1’s Teen Heroes at Kensington Palace.

William and Kate Teen Heroes

The event rook place on Tuesday, the same day William and Kate met with Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes at Buckingham Palace. (Pictured below, Kate meeting boxer Nicola Adams.)

Kate Middleton meeting Nicola Adams at Buckingham Palace reception

BBC Radio 1 presenters Nick Grimshaw, Greg James and Clara Amfo attended the event too.

BBC Radio 1 Teen Heroes

This year, Radio 1’s Teen Hero Awards focused on volunteering and mental health awareness.  As you may remember, these are very important causes to William and Kate.

“The young teens, who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them to help others, will be honoured at Radio 1’s Teen Awards this Sunday 23 October at an event that celebrates the selfless, brave and exceptional achievements of four of the year’s most outstanding youngsters” BBC

BBC Radio 1 Teen Heroes

The Teen Heroes include Lewis, who suffers with daily seizures and undergoes brain surgery regularly.  In spite of his health problems, Lewis launched, a social website that brings poorly and disabled children together.

William and Kate meet the BBC Radio 1 Teen Heroes

Meanwhile, Niamh suffers with with multiple health problems.  She’s experienced bullying and depression. Now, she runs an online support group with people for chronic illnesses through social media.

BBC Radio 1 Teen Heroes

Joe and Toby were in a band with their friend Arran. Sadly, Arran was diagnosed with a brain tumour and sadly passed away. The two boys raised thousands of pounds in Arran’s memory.

Lauren and Lucy took part in the 2015 TeenTech Awards. Their idea for a lightweight medical kit went on to win the People’s Choice category. Since winning, they’ve gone on to influence other girls to follow in their footsteps.

This page on the BBC website has more information about the inspirational teens.

BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

On Sunday afternoon, BBC Radio 1 will be broadcast The Teen Awards at 2.55pm.   You can also watch online.  Little Mix, The Vamps, Jess Gylnne, DNCE and Shawn Mendes are just a few of the acts performing.  Awards will be presented to music, movie and online mega stars, as well as the Teen Heroes.

You can watch a video of the meeting below.  You’ll also hear William and Kate speaking with the Teen Heroes.

Kate’s outfit:

Kate is wearing the same outfit from the Buckingham Palace reception that took place on the same day (pictured below).

Kate Middleton wearing the Alexander McQueen Poppy Print Dress at Buckingham Palace

This includes a poppy printed dress by Alexander McQueen.  It’s a bespoke piece, so not available for purchase.

The dress shares a number of similarities with pieces in Alexander McQueen’s pre-SS17 collection, including this shirt:

Alexander McQueen Poppy Print Shirt

Both are made from ivory silk fabric, feature a red poppy print motif, have long sleeves with cuffs and printed buttons. Kate’s dress also featured an ankle length flared skirt and a crossover front.

As Kate’s dress is bespoke, it is not available for purchase. Alexander McQueen might release it in the future, as they have done with other items worn by Kate.

Alexander McQueen poppy print dress

The designer label is stocked at Saks Fifth Avenue too, where you’ll find a similar dress (pictured above and below) available for preorder too ($3075 USD / £2658 GBP)It’s the ‘Silk open-back midi dress’. It features the same poppy print and flared skirt. However, that’s where the similarities end.  The dress at Saks comes with an open back, ruffled trim and high “mock” neck.

Alexander McQueen Poppy Print Dress

Kate accessorised with her Gianvito Rossi “Gianvito” pumps.

Gianvito Rossi 105 Dark Red

She first wore these pumps in June 2016, during the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The pumps can still be purchased at Net-A-Porter for £450 GBP / $697 USD.

Kate finished the outfit with her Baroque pearl earrings by Soru Jewellery.

Soru Jewellery Earrings

The handcrafted earrings feature baroque pearls edged with multi faceted Swarovski crystals. They’re set in 18ct gold vermeil on Sterling silver. They cost £130 GBP (which is around $160 USD at today’s exchange rates).

Kate's outfit for BBC Radio 1 Teen Heroes

Alexander McQueen Poppy Print Dress

Red & ivory poppy print dress

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Soru Baroque pearl earrings

Soru Jewellery Baroque Pearl Earrings

Pearl & Swarovski crystal earrings

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  1. Patricia Hardaway says:

    Catherine and Prince William very well dressed. And especially kind and listening to the teens problems. Giving them hope.

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