Kate Middleton looked chic with a Chanel bag as she arrived at the Natural History Museum today after previously revealing it is one of her family’s favourite places.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is patron of the museum, is attending the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife.
Kate is a strong advocate for the positive impact that nature and the outdoors can have on physical and mental wellbeing, and in particular for childhood development.
The 37-year-old looked effortlessly stylish in £89 khaki wide leg culottes from Jigsaw, and a £39 scallop neck burgundy jumper from Warehouse.
She teamed the high-street branded outfit with a small quilted Chanel handbag, thought to be worth around £3,000, £216 fringed pump heels from Tod’s, and leaf hoop earrings from Asprey for the outing this morning.
The mum-of-three previously told how Prince George and Princess Charlotte adore the museum in London.
During a speech at an event in 2017, she said: “I remember visiting the Natural History Museum as a child, and being inspired with a love of nature.
“And now, as a parent myself, I am experiencing the joy all over again with my own children, who adore coming here – and it is not just to see the T-Rex, mind you.”
The Angela Marmont Centre is a unique scientific hub located in the Natural History Museum that is dedicated to the study of the UK’s natural world.
It helps visitors identify their finds, provides vital training in wildlife identification, and leads research and citizen science projects that are helping to transform the understanding of over 80,000 species of wildlife known to exist in the UK.
AMC staff work with colleagues from across the Natural History Museum to carry out a range of scientific research, from studying how and why the UK’s wildlife is changing, through to applying ground-breaking scientific techniques.
These include analysis of environmental DNA, to detect and identify the miniscule insects and microorganisms that play an important role in healthy environments.
Kate will view some of museum’s specimens and see DNA sequencing in action.
The Duchess has been Patron of the Natural History Museum since 2013.
Meanwhile, as we previously reported, Kate and William will head to Pakistan next week on their most complex tour ever due to logistical and security considerations, according to Kensington Palace.
The couple will fly out to the Middle East country on Monday, October 14 before returning on Friday.
The trip will include a visit to Islamabad, Lahore and the countryside in the north with more than 1000km of travelling.
In a statement released by Kensington Palace, a spokeswoman said: “This is the most complex tour undertaken by The Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations.
“Pakistan hosts one of Britain’s largest overseas networks, with the British High Commission in Islamabad being one of the UK’s largest diplomatic missions in the world.”