Kate Middleton paid a surprise visit to Derby's Landau Forte.

She was celebrating Captain Preet Chandi's return from her solo Antarctic expedition.

Captain Preet set a new world record for the longest unsupported solo Polar expedition.

Kate looked elegant in a cream blazer, navy blue trousers, and sneakers.

Her evergreen smile and charming personality astounded onlookers.

Kate took part in some activities with the students.

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

The royal visit was both a celebration of Captain Preet's accomplishment and an opportunity to inspire students.

Kate's engagement served as a reminder of the royal family's dedication to education and community service.