Duchess of Cambridge Unveils Natural History Museum New Exhibition

  July 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

As patron of the Natural History Museum, the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened their new Hintze Hall, which is home to the 25.2m long skeleton of a blue whale the museum has named Hope, on Thursday evening.

Accompanied by the Museum’s Director, Sir Michael Dixon, and Sir David Attenborough, Kate – wearing the palest of pale blues dress from Preen with a pair of purple Prada heels – toured the ‘Bay of Wonders’ exhibition.

“I, personally, have always been in awe of the sea.  As someone who has been fortunate to experience scuba diving, something I love doing, and seeing the incredible marine life, I have come to care deeply about life under our waters and the conservation of our oceans,” the Duchess said in her speech at the event, before praising Sir David for his life-long work.

“Sir David Attenborough has famously talked about the fact that people will not protect what they don’t first care about, and will not care about what they have never experienced…As I stand here tonight, I have every confidence that this spectacular display will go a long way not only inspire a new generation but it will also encourage us all to think about and to care for our marine life,” she said.

The Duchess also revealed that Prince George and Princess Charlotte “adore” visiting the museum and seeing the exhibits on display.

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