Kate Middleton’s new engagement has been revealed by Kensington palace Wednesday. The palace announced on Twitter that the Duchess of Cambridge will attend an artsy engagement in July. The 34-year-old royal will present the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2016 prize at a dinner on July 6.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 22, 2016
The gala event will take place at the National History Museum in London. Kate is a patron of the museum. Five museums have been shortlisted for the awards including Arnolfini in Bristol, the York Art Gallery, the Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh, the V&A Museum in London and the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in Kent. The last time the mother-of-two carried out an engagement at the Natural History Museum was in October 2014.
The duchess presented Carlos Perez Naval with the Young Wildlife Photographer of The Year award. However, the royal mom also visits the museum in her private capacity. She was last spotted having a day out at the museum with her two-year-old son Prince George in October last year.
The mom and son were spotted exploring Hintze Hall, which houses the 292-bone cast of a Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton. As a graduate in History of Art from the University of St Andrews, Kate is passionate about painting, photography and the arts. It was in the same university in Scotland that she met Prince William.
Kate graduated from St Andrew’s University in 2005. But marrying into the British royal family, the brunette worked for her family’s company Party Pieces and also launched First Birthdays, a sister brand to Party Pieces. She was involved in catalogue design and production, marketing and photography in the family business.
She is a patron of art organizations and charities like the National Portrait Gallery and The Art Room. The latter is a charity that works with children to increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence through art. Besides, Kate is an amateur photographer and has clicked many official pictures of her kids on several occasions.