Today, The Duchess of Cambridge made a gorgeous and very powerful virtual appearance. Kensington Palace released a video in which Catherine is informing us about the prestigious upcoming Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The Duchess of Cambridge will announce the winner of fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year award tomorrow night in a virtual ceremony. The Natural History Museum is the house of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million objects.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Natural History Museum ahead of the online awards ceremony to prerecord teaser video in the iconic Hintze Hall of the Museum ahead of the online awards. The Duchess of Cambridge became the patron of the Natural History Museum in April 2013. The award ceremony will take place virtually on October 13 at 8 PM BST.
The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research center and the most-visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.
The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been recognizing the best nature and wildlife photography every year since 1965. Seen by millions of people around the world, the award-winning images inform and inspire through resonant stories about our planet and encourage people to protect it. From the National History Museum’s website,
“Wildlife Photographer of the Year was founded in 1965 by BBC Wildlife Magazine, then called Animals. The Natural History Museum joined forces in 1984 to create the competition as it is known today. The competition is now run and owned by the Natural History Museum.
Viewers will be treated to an evening of celebration, exploring the beauty and rich diversity of nature as the winners of each category are announced. Around the world and under oceans, from urban environments to remote habitats, online audiences will be transported to moments in the natural world they might not see otherwise. This new format will share the stories behind the award-winning images, spotlight fascinating species and surprising animal behaviour and underline the connections between the important work of the photographers and the Museum’s 300 scientists in tackling the planetary emergency.
Selected from over 49,000 entries from around the world by a panel of international experts, this year’s winning images are gathered into a captivating exhibition and displayed on stunning lightboxes. A favourite on the Natural History Museum’s calendar, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will open at the Museum on 16 October 2020 before touring across the UK and internationally. This year, the exhibition includes a special new display ‘Anthropocene’, diving deeper into a selection of the winning images which illustrate humanity’s impact on the planet.”
The virtual event, that is first of its kind, will be hosted by BBC presenters and wildlife experts Chris Packham CBE and Megan McCubbin. The event will be broadcasted live on the NHM website. You can tune in here to watch the ceremony live on YouTube or here on the Museum’s Facebook Page. The Museum is open for a visit and the entry remains free for all. The amazing collection of the NHM will definitely make a day out with children. If you would like to donate for the NHM to support is functioning please click here.
This is the second time when The Duchess will be announcing the awards. Before this in 2014, when Catherine was expecting her second baby Princess Charlotte, to celebrate the fiftieth year of the competition in October 2014, She awarded both Grand Title winners, including the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year to the then nine-year-old Carlos Perez Naval. You might remember this stunning Jenny Packham Pale Blue Gown, she wore this to the same evening.
Today, The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in a style that we all have been waiting for a long time. And, as always The Duchess nailed it to the heights. The Duchess of Cambridge wore an all black power suit in the teaser video. Catherine was oozing glamour and confidence in the look. Since coming back from her third maternity leave, Catherine has left behind her early years style. In case you missed Katie talked about The Duchess’s fashion evolution in the last decade here this weekend.
The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a sleek black Alexander McQueen ‘Leaf’ tailored crepe Tuxedo Jacket. The £1240 Alexander McQueen’s black crepe blazer with contrast cobalt blue satin lining is not available anymore. Thanks to Cate Fortier for the id.
Catherine paired the jacket with black trouser. Due to the lack of the clear picture I cannot say for sure which one they were. It could be the matching Alexander McQueen Straight-leg crepe pants or her UFO Black trouser that she wore during a visit to Derby University last week. Underneath the jacket, she wore a black top that also remains unidentified.
Initially, it was thought that The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing Accessorize UK Pearl Rope Earrings. But a closer look shows they are not the same.