The Global Academy, which opened its doors in September, is a state school founded and operated by Global, The Media & Entertainment Group, designed to prepare students for careers in the broadcast and digital media industry, offering academic and vocational training.
During their visit, the royals met with students currently training to be the next generation of production staff. The duchess sat in on a production of the Heart Breakfast Show, which addressed he topic of mental health while William listened to recordings of past royal radio broadcasts. Meanwhile, Harry joined a group who were learning about the science of sound and how audio is processed.
Finally, the royal trio joined students and Global radio presenters Nick Ferrari, Jamie Theakston, Roman Kemp and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton for a round table discussion on the importance of talking about mental health. "I'm not sure the royal party has been this close to a Spice Girl," Theakston reportedly quipped.