Fans praise classy Kate as the duchess re-opens museum in chic black blazer

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Kate behind the scenes at the museum (Photo: CAMERA PRESS/GREAT STOCK)
Kate behind the scenes at the museum (Photo: CAMERA PRESS/GREAT STOCK)

The wife of Prince William oozed sophistication in a chic black suit from one of her favourite labels, Alexander McQueen.

She teamed it with perfectly coiffed hair and subtle makeup as she expressed her delight at the opening of one of her favourite places, which was forced to close its doors earlier this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Filming an address in the famous Hintze Hall, the 38-year-old said, “It is so wonderful to be back at the reopened Natural History Museum, where we can all enjoy its treasures once again.”

Social media erupted as fans praised the mother of three for looking “classy”, “sophisticated” and “as beautiful as ever”.

She added that she will also be announcing the winner of the museum’s wildlife photographer of the year competition, which takes place on Tuesday night and is the world’s longest-running and most prestigious wildlife photography competition.

The Cambridges have thrown their weight behind environmental concerns and last month attended a special outdoor screening with Sir David Attenborough of his new film, A Life on Our Planet.

David Attenborough and Prince William at the outdoor premiere of David's film (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

They were accompanied by their children, Prince George (7), Princess Charlotte (5) and Prince Louis (2), who also asked the 94-year-old expert some animal-related questions.

Meanwhile, Prince William has said he was recently forced to turn off an Attenborough documentary about extinction as his eldest son became too upset.

“I don’t want to watch anymore,” the little boy said. “Why has it come to this?”

The king-to-be said his son’s response spurred him on to launch his most recent green initiative, the Earthshot Prize, aimed at “repairing the planet”.

Launched this past week by William and The Royal Foundation, the aim of the £50-million (more than R1 billion) prize is to find solutions to repair the planet over the next decade.Nominations open on 1 November and the prize is open to anyone – individuals or teams, which could comprise engineers, activists, schools, governments, banks and businesses and regions. 

The winner will be chosen next year.


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