Casual Kate, 39, who studied art history at university and has been patron of the attraction since 2013, dressed down in pair of blue cropped jeans, a Ralph Lauren white vest top and £1,795 salmon-coloured blazer by CHLOÉ, which features gathered waist, notched lapels and oversized cargo pockets.
Typically stylish, the mother-of-three completed her paired-back look with her favourite £90 Veja trainers and accessorised with a gold necklace by Daniella Draper and dainty gold hoop earrings.
The natural beauty, who wore her soft brunette locks in a bouncy blow dry, opted for just a light dusting of pink blusher and pink lip tint, while Princess Diana’s famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring gleamed on Kate’s finger.
The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured), 39, cut a relaxed figure as she arrived for a visit to the Natural History Museum in London today
Casual Kate, who studied art history at university, dressed down in pair of blue skinny jeans, a Ralph Lauren white vest top and £1,795 salmon blazer by CHLOÉ (pictured)
The Duchess of Cambridge rolled up her sleeves as she was welcomed by museum director Dr Doug Gurr on her arrival at the central London museum
The Duchess of Cambridge took a tour of the Natural History Museum’s wildlife gardens, where she met local school children and learnt more about how communities across the UK will benefit from the Urban Nature Project (UNP), which the Museum is launching later this year.
The visit coincided with the publication of the Museum’s Annual Review which shows how it is addressing the planetary emergency.
Kate was met by Museum Director, Dr Doug Gurr, who explained how the project is helping people to reconnect with the natural world and find the solutions urgently needed to protect the planet’s future.
The project will see the Museum’s five-acre grounds transformed into a globally relevant urban nature epicentre complete with outdoor classrooms, a ‘living lab’ and a weatherproof cast of the Museum’s famous diplodocus, Dippy. Crucially, the project will trigger a nationwide biodiversity movement.
The mother-of-three completed her paired-back look with her favourite £90 Veja trainers and accessorised with a gold necklace by Daniella Draper and dainty gold hoop earrings (pictured)
Kate could be seen sweeping her soft brunette locks out of her face as the wind picked up earlier this afternoon (pictured, left and right)
Kate’s salmon-coloured blazer by CHLOÉ featyres utilitarian details: from the shoulder epaulettes to the notched lapels, gathered waist and oversized cargo pockets. Pictured, speaking with museum director Dr Doug Gurr
Kate was met by Museum Director, Dr Doug Gurr, who explained how the project is helping people to reconnect with the natural world and find the solutions urgently needed to protect the planet’s future (pictured, together)
Led by the Museum, this will see a coalition of partners deliver science and learning programmes for young people, schools and families across the country.
The aim is to help the Museum address, better understand and ultimately turn the tide on the rapid decline of urban biodiversity we’re witnessing today.
Throughout the afternoon, Kate got stuck into helping children from the nearby St. Mary of the Angels Primary School with some nature focused craft activities. She then joined the children on an immersive storytelling activity before touring the Wildlife Garden with Dr Gurr.
En route, the royal also helped staff affix an AudioMoth acoustic recording device to a nearby cherry tree. This tiny device will record ambient sound across a range of frequencies, both within human range, and beyond.
The data from this will help Museum scientists investigate patterns of bird, mammal and insect activity within the garden, including bats and pollinator communities.
The device will stay onsite until the end of the summer, when the data will be analysed and used as part of the UNP National Schools Programme, which launches in September.
A smiling Kate accessorised with a gold necklace by Daniella Draper and a pair of simple dainty gold hoop earrings (pictured)
The Duchess of Cambridge put on an animated display as she spoke with spoke with museum director Dr Doug Gurr, who welcomed the royal on her arrival
Kate’s visit coincides with the launch today of the Museum’s Annual Review, Solutions for Nature and from Nature which celebrates some of the key Museum partnerships, research and discoveries over the last year. Pictured, today
Speaking about the visit, Dr Doug Gurr said: ‘I’m delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness here today as we share some of the work the Urban Nature Project is doing to engage young people with the nature on their doorsteps.
‘Biodiversity, especially in urban settings, is under threat like never before. To survive, it needs young people to grow up with a desire to protect it. But without feeling excited by and engaged with the green spaces around them, this is in jeopardy. That is why this project is crucial for our urban green spaces and all the species who call it home.’
The visit coincides with the launch today of the Museum’s Annual Review, Solutions for Nature and from Nature which celebrates some of the key Museum partnerships, research and discoveries over the last year.
From influential biodiversity research shared with the government, the 503 new species Museum scientists described in 2020 or the illustrious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards for which Her Royal Highness announced the winner – the annual review highlights how the Museum is making a lasting and positive difference to our global future.
Kate last visited the Natural History Museum in October where she wowed in a chic black blazer when she revealed her plans to announce the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year at a virtual award ceremony the following night.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the London attraction ahead of the event and, in a clip shared online, said it was ‘wonderful to be back’ at the re-opened museum.
Kate was all smiles as she spoke with museum director Dr Doug Gurr as she arrived at the National History Museum, central London this afternoon
Princess Diana’s famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring gleamed on Kate’s finger as she spoke with museum director Dr Doug Gurr (pictured)
The Duchess of Cambridge, who opted for a pair of cropped denim jeans for the visit, engaged in conversation with museum director Dr Doug Gurr on her arrival