On Wednesday, Kate stepped out for a surprise engagement at the Natural History Museum in London. She visited the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife.
The Angela Marmont Centre (AMC) is a unique scientific hub located in the Natural History Museum that is dedicated to the study of the UK’s natural world. AMC staff work with colleagues from the museum to carry out a range of scientific research, including analysis of environmental DNA. During her engagement, the Duchess viewed some of the museum’s specimens and saw DNA sequencing in action.
It will be a busy day for the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been the Patron of the Natural History Museum since 2003, following in the footsteps of Prince William’s mother Princess Diana, who held the patronage for four years until 1993. She is expected to see DNA sequencing in action, as well as viewing some of the specimens.
For the visit, Kate opted for a pair of Jigsaw khaki culottes with a long-sleeved aubergine Warehouse top. She completed her outfit with a maroon-coloured Chanel bag and with a pair of coordinating heeled loafers from Tod’s.
The Duchess had her hair styled in perfect blowdry, which showed off her Asprey Woodland Collection Oak Leaf hoop earrings.
Kate is a strong advocate for the positive impact that nature and the outdoors can have on physical and mental wellbeing, and in particular for childhood development.
The museum visit ties in with Kate’s work on childhood development and how nature and the outdoors can have a positive impact on physical and mental well-being. Alongside its national programme of activity, The Natural History Museum aims to inspire its millions of visitors to act for nature.
Kate has revealed previously that the Natural History Museum is one of her family’s favourite places.
During a visit to the museum in 2017, Kate opened up about her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s love of the museum. “Like many of you here tonight, I remember visiting the Natural History Museum as a child, and being inspired with a love of nature,” she told guests. “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.”
She was also photographed with Prince George at the museum in 2015
Kate’s visit comes ahead of her official visit to Pakistan later this month with husband Prince William. The couple will fly out to the Middle East country on Monday, October 14 before returning on Friday.