The Duchess of Cambridge at the Natural History Museum
During an unannounced visit to the Natural History Museum, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Angela Marmont Center to learn more about how the center is helping protect the UK's wildlife. The Duchess is patron of the museum and has visited several times throughout the years.
The Duchess's work tends to focus more on mental health, addiction and giving children the best start in life. However, she has campaigned, alongside her husband, for conservation and environmental issues. Most recently she attended the naming ceremony of the RRS David Attenborough, a polar research ship that will make crucial discoveries about climate change and the arctic region.
The Museum is working to understand and educate the public on over 80,000 species that are known to exist in the United Kingdom today. Members of the Public are able to bring in species they find or discover and the Museum helps them to identify and learn more about them. The Duchess was able to see some of the work that is being done up close as she was given a tour of the center.
As with much of her other work, the Duchess seemed keen to listen and learn more about the projects the museum is working on and the part it plays in the United Kingdom as a whole.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are not expected to be seen again until they begin their Royal Tour of Pakistan on October 14th which will continue through the 18th in order to coincide with their children's school schedules. xx