Kate Middleton steps out in pink for first engagement since Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview

Kate Mendonca
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There’s no doubt that the Brits are known for their “keep calm and carry on” mentality, which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge displayed in full form on Thursday morning.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge  and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge listen during a discussion with teachers and mental health professionals at a visit to School21 following its re-opening after the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in east London on March 11, 2021. - The visit coincides with the roll-out of Mentally Healthy Schools resources for secondary schools and how this is helping put mental health at the heart of their schools curriculum. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / various sources / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge seen on their first official engagement following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's controversial Oprah interview. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Following Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night, the Cambridges were spotted for the first time as they returned to their regularly scheduled engagements.

Visiting a school in east London, the couple helped launch the Mentally Healthy Schools initiative in support of the Anna Freud Centre, which helps to provide secondary schools and colleges with mental health information.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, speaks to a young pupil in the playground during a visit to School 21 in Stratford on March 11, 2021 in London, England. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the school in east London to congratulate teachers involved in the re-opening of the school following lockdown restrictions. (Photo by Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge shared that the royals are 'not a racist family' following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah interview. (Photo by Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

During the visit, Prince William addressed his brother's controversial interview.

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In response to the allegations of racism and mistreatment that the Sussexes endured during their time as senior royals, the Duke of Cambridge stated that the royals are "very much not a racist family."

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The Duke also said he had not yet spoken to Prince Harry, but promised he would.

Perhaps inspired by Meghan Markle’s remarks that “she’s a good person,” the Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear a vibrant shade of pink for the day’s events.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits School 21 in Stratford on March 11, 2021 in London, England. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the school in east London to congratulate teachers involved in the re-opening of the school following lockdown restrictions. (Photo by Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing a vibrant pink coat from Max&Co. (Photo by Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Typically associated with kindness, compassion, and understanding, wearing the colour is also associated with the Pink Shirt Day movement, which fights against bullying in schools.

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Kate was seen wearing the Pure Wool Runaway Belted Coat from Max&Co, along with a Hambleden Scallop Jumper from Boden in a coordinating shade of bubblegum pink.

Since the colour is a perfect choice for the coming spring season, we’ve gathered some of our favourite Duchess-inspired outerwear styles, all in an equally stunning shade of pink.

Victoria Beckham Wool-Felt Coat

Victoria Beckham Wool-felt coat. Image via The Outnet.
Victoria Beckham Wool-felt coat. Image via The Outnet.

SHOP IT: The Outnet, $510 CAD/$404 USD

Handmade Wool Coat

Handmade wool coat. Image via Mango.
Handmade wool coat. Image via Mango.

SHOP IT: Mango, $280 CAD/$230 USD

Dual Pockets Shawl Collar Overcoat

Dual Pockets Shawl Collar Overcoat. Image via SHEIN.
Dual Pockets Shawl Collar Overcoat. Image via SHEIN.

SHOP IT: SHEIN, $31 CAD/$24 USD

Publisher Double-Breasted Wool Blend Coat

Publisher Double-Breasted Wool Blend Coat. Image via Belle &Bloom.
Publisher Double-Breasted Wool Blend Coat. Image via Belle &Bloom.

SHOP IT: Belle & Bloom, $278 CAD/$221 USD

Loose Jacket Coat

Loose jacket coat. Image via Simons.
Loose jacket coat. Image via Simons.

SHOP IT: Simons, $109 CAD

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