The Duchess was in new separates for an engagement at the Natural History Museum today.
A video of the Duchess arriving from Victoria Murphy.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Natural History Museum to see their Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity and hear how it is championing and helping protect UK wildlife. #DuchessofCambridge pic.twitter.com/uduH9I6t0I
— Victoria Murphy (@byQueenVic) October 9, 2019
Kate has been the Museum’s royal patron since 2013.
Here you see her being welcomed by Sir Michael Dixon, the Museum’s Director.
The previously unannounced engagement was a visit to the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity.
A Natural History Museum story about today’s engagement notes the Centre “helps visitors to identify any plants, animals and fossils they may have found and brought in.”
More from the website:
You can use the centre’s reference collections, equipment and library resources to help with your own identifications and research. We can also provide you with access to the Museum’s UK collections of plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals.
We have photographic and microscopic equipment that you can book if you’d like to study specimens in more detail. Artists are one group of frequent visitors to the centre as they can book a series of visits to help them make detailed artworks.
The Duchess saw some of the Museum’s collection of UK insect and plant species.
The Centre also “…leads research and citizen science projects that are helping to transform our understanding of over 80,000 species of wildlife known to exist in the UK today. “
Below, the Duchess with Dr. John Tweddle, head of the Centre.
The release also notes that the museum is creating “partnerships across the UK to empower school children, families and local communities to help protect the wildlife in urban areas.” Kate has been vocal about the positive impact nature and the outdoors can have on physical and mental wellbeing, especially as it relates to childhood development. Here you see Kate with Dr. Tweddle and the Museum’s Head of Learning and Audiences, Beth Stone.
Now for our look at what Kate wore for today’s engagement.
The Duchess was in a pair of culottes by Jigsaw with a relaxed, wide-leg silhouette. Called the Relaxed Gathered Waist Culotte (originally £130, now £89), the style is 100% polyester, with slanted on-seam side pockets and a stitched front crease.
One FYI: the Jigsaw US site is down, thus the link is only to the UK site.
The Duchess also wore the Warehouse Wave Pointelle Jumper ($69).
The piece is done in a fine knit with a lace effect with ribbed, scalloped neckline and cuffs; it is made of a viscose/polyamide blend. The sweater is also offered in dark green and black.
Both the culottes and the sweater are machine washable. Many thanks to Heaven for her IDs of the sweater and the culottes!
Kate accessorized with her Chanel handbag.
From the brand’s a/w 2015 collection, the Art Nouvelle Small Flap bag features an enameled handle and logo, detachable shoulder strap and measures roughly 8″ x 5″ x 4″.
We saw the return of the Tod’s Fringed Leather Pumps.
The style is from the 2015 collection, with all leather construction, a padded footbed, 4″ block heel, and signature rubber pebbled outsole.
Kate wore her Asprey Oak Leaves earrings; we show them below as worn to another engagement.
This piece from the Royal Family Channel runs about 40 seconds.
- Visit the Natural History Museum’s site here; the Angela Marmont Centre page is here; the Museum’s Facebook page is here; the Twitter feed is here and Instagram page here; the