Royal checks on the progress of a charity scheme

Kate Middleton made a colourful fashion statement during an outing earlier today.

The Duchess Of Cambridge, 32, visited the Blessed Sacrament School in London wearing a red dress by Goat.

Featuring a belt around the middle, the knee-skimming frock – that was recently reduced from £440 to £308 – really highlighted Kate‘s slender shape.

She accessorised her designer piece with a pair of smart nude courts and pinned the front sections of her long hair back.

Kate was out in the capital to see the work of a charity initiative she launched last year with comedian John Bishop.

The scheme was set up to offer to support to families affected by addiction.

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Beth Shearing