Kate Middleton made a surprise visit to Landau Forte in Derby

She was celebrating Captain Preet Chandi's return from her solo expedition across Antarctica

Captain Preet broke the world record for the furthest unsupported solo Polar expedition in history

Kate looked graceful in a cream blazer, navy blue trousers and trainers

Onlookers were stunned by her evergreen smile and charming personality

Kate participated in some activities with students

She spoke to year 11 and year 13 students about building resilience and mental well-being

The royal visit was a celebration of Captain Preet's achievement and a chance to inspire students

Kate's engagement was a reminder of the royal family's commitment to education and community.