Fans were treated with a new video clip of the Duchess of Cambridge, in which she reveals her joy at being back at the reopened Natural History Museum, just before a special event.
This year, Kate will have the honour of announcing the Grand Title winner of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the year in a video for the competition’s first virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 13th.
The video shows the Duchess, dress in a black trouser suit, standing in the museum’s iconic Hintze Hall, saying: “It is so wonderful to be back at the reopened Natural History Museum where we can all enjoy its treasures once again.”
She continued: “I’m here because tomorrow night I’m announcing the fifty-sixth winner Wildlife Photographer of the Year. I’ve been lucky enough to have a quick preview and I can say it’s truly spectacular. I can’t wait for you all to see it.”
The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year, which will have its fifty-sixth instalment this year, is the longest-running and most prestigious annual wildlife photography competition.
This isn’t the first time the Duchess has taken part in this award ceremony, as back in 2014 she also joined the Natural History Museum in awarding the Grand Title winners, to celebrate the fiftieth year of the competition being held.
The competition has always attracted lots of applicants, with this year the number being around 49,000, with one being chosen by international experts as the winner. The winning piece will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum on 16 October, before touring across the UK and internationally.
The Court Circular revealed that the Duchess had a meeting with Ms Fiona McWilliams, Executive Director of Development, at the Natural History Museum last Wednesday.
Kate, who has been a patron of the Natural History Museum since 2013, has previously talked about her love for the London landmark, with her saying in 2017: “Like many of you here tonight, I remember visiting the Natural History Museum as a child, and being inspired with a love of nature.
“And now, as a parent myself, I am experiencing the joy all over again with my own children, who adore coming here, and it is not just to see the T-Rex, mind you.”
And it seems that she and Prince William are also trying to share their love for the museum to their kids, as they have been seen taking their children to see it on multiple occasions.
In 2014, just before his first birthday, Prince George got to see the Sensational Butterflies exhibition with his mother and father.
Prince Louis was most recently seen visiting the museum, is seen during a fun outing earlier this year, accompanied by his nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borallo to the Natural History Museum.