The patron of the Natural History Museum, Duchess of Cambridge Catherine, an art lover, attended the launch reception for Hope along with Sir David Attenborough.
‘Hope’, a new giant star of the Natural History Museum, is a blue whale skeleton called ‘Hope’. The replacement of the much-loved museum attraction ‘Dippy’ that is going on an international tour, Hope is a 25.2-meter mammal suspended from the ceiling and will greet the visitors at their entrance through the front door of the Museum.
The Duchess greeted the guests at the launch.
In her speech at the event, Duchess of Cambridge reflected on visiting the Natural History Museum as a child and spoke of the joy of bringing George and Charlotte to the Museum. In her Speech, Duchess remarked,
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.
You can read the full speech on Royal Website.
The Duchess of Cambridge delivers a speech to open the new blue whale exbit at the @NHM_London. pic.twitter.com/EL2bjxVUBx
— LBC London News (@LBCLondonNews) July 13, 2017
Kate told Sir David “Hope the whale tells a completely different story to Dippy the dinosaur. You must have seen a few changes here over the years”. Later on, Duchess enjoyed the Museum tour and mingled with guests.
For tonight’s event, Duchess wore Preen Everly stretch-crepe dress by Thornton Bregazzi. Big thanks to @regalreplikate for the ID.
The partially lined ‘Everly’ dress is cut from stretch-crepe with a flattering gathered waist, features short sleeves and zipper at the back. The dress is currently available at Net-A-Porter for £637.
Duchess paired the dress with plum coloured(initially I thought they are black) Prada Scalloped suede sandals that are currently available in black tone here at $820.
Catherine paired her outfit with Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings. Earrings are available on order for £1,685.00.
Tonight Duchess of Cambridge was seen carrying a new clutch bag in a purple tone that I believe is from Jenny Packham as it looks similar to her Jenny Packham red Casa Clutch and Jenny Packham silver Casa Clutch.