Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has reportedly signed on to be involved in another exciting event that is set for next month. Kensington Palace has recently shared that Kate will be responsible for presenting the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2016 prize at a dinner that will take place on Wednesday, July 6.
The event, which is sure to be a glamorous occasion, will take place at the National History Museum in London. The museums that are up for the award include Arnolfini in Bristol, the York Art Gallery, the Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh, the VA in London, and the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in Kent.
This won’t be the first time that the Duchess has presented an award at the National History Museum. Back in 2014, Middleton was on the scene to present Carlos Perez Naval with the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Kate is also known to stop into the tourist attraction on her own time, seeing as she is a patron at the museum and has been spotted bringing her little Prince there on occasion. Hello! reminds of this.
“Prince William’s wife also visits the museum in her private time. She was famously spotted at the iconic tourist attraction with her son Prince George in October last year. The pair were spotted exploring Hintze Hall, which houses the 292-bone cast of a Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton.”
Middleton is a natural choice for the presenter of the arts-based award seeing as she has a flair and appreciation for the creative. Kate is passionate about painting and photography as well as a number of other artforms. The Duchess graduated from the University of St. Andrew back in 2005 with a History of Art degree and an impressive GPA. It was also over her years in this program at this educational facility that Kate met her prince. William attended the same university and was originally enrolled in the same program as Middleton before switching to geography.
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Before becoming engaged and then married to William, Kate put her degree in the arts to good use in her family’s business. Party Pieces is the name of the Middletons’ company, for which the Duchess went on to launch a junior brand called First Birthdays. Middleton was responsible for the design and production of the catalog, marketing, and company photography.
It’s clear that Middleton is not just a pretty face, and the Duchess has transferred her talents and interest to the charities she now supports and advocates for as a member of the royal family. Hello! reminds that Kate is a patron of the “National Portrait Gallery and The Art Room, a charity that works with children to increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence through art.”
Her love for photography has led Kate to take on the role of photographer for her own family. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were adamant, following the birth of Prince George, that paparazzi would give their family the privacy they expect. Prince William announced that the couple would release photos taken of their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as they see fit and asked that unwanted photographers keep their distance from the little ones.
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This decision has led to the world seeing Middleton’s talent behind the camera, due to the fact that the shots, which are released to the media now of the two adorable little ones, are taken by their mother. Recent photos of Princess Charlotte at home and playing in the yard were released and immediately tugged on the heartstrings of royal watchers around the globe. Kate has also gained the praise of professional photographers for her snaps, such as photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, who praised the Duchess in an interview noted by Movie News Guide
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