The Duchess of Cambridge beamed as she expressed her delight at being back at National History Museum in a surprise new video.
Kate looked glamorous in a short clip posted on Kensington Palace’s social media pages, in which she teased the announcement of the winner of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
She dressed in a smart black suit with a statement silver belt for the occasion.
Kate, who is patron of the Natural History Museum, said: “It is so wonderful to be back at the reopened Natural History Museum where we can all enjoy its treasures once again.
“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 National History Museum also shared a number of behind-the-scenes photos from the filming, which show Kate smiling and chatting.
Alongside the video on Twitter, Kensington Palace wrote: “As Patron of the Natural History Museum, The Duchess of Cambridge will announce the winner of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year for the competition’s first virtual awards ceremony. Tune in on Tuesday to see this year’s spectacular image!”
According to the Court Circular, Kate met with the museum’s executive director of development, Fiona McWilliams, last week.
Kate has been patron of the museum since April 2013, and has made a number of public and private visits.
Back in 2014, she and Prince William were treated to a private visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition with Prince George to celebrate his first birthday.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
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Speaking in 2017, she said: “The challenges the natural world faces today are very different to those of 136 years ago, when the Museum first opened its doors. But so the opportunities of a global and digital age.
“The ground-breaking, diverse work over the past year is only the start of an ambitious transformation to inspire new audiences and tackle some of the most important issues affecting the planet.”
Her most recent official public visit was this time last year, when she popped in to hear about the work underway to champion UK biodiversity.