Duchess Kate of Cambridge, whose photos of her adorable royal children are shared around the world, became a new patron of the famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London to open a photography center on Wednesday, with the usual look of sleep of a photographer.
It was her second solo commitment since her maternity leave ended this month, after the birth of Prince Louis in April.
But it was his first employer visit to the V & A (as it is called) to open the museum's new Photography Center, which made its debut with "Compilation of photographs: from the daguerreotype to digital", an exhibition that explores photography since its invention in the 19th century to the present day.
Duchess Kate sees the exhibition "Compilation of photographs: from daguerreotype to digital" when she opens the new center of photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on October 10, 2018. (Photo: JACK HILL / Pool / AFP / Getty Images)
She looked tall in an Erdem maxi dress with a houndstooth pattern, a plum belt and a flirty hem, topped with an asymmetrical neckline embellished with a cluster of flower brooches. Her plum velvet stiletto heels made her look even taller.
Like her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate is a real camera enthusiast and has taken some of the photos of her children, Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, launched by Kensington Palace throughout of the years.
Official photos of Louis were published at his christening, but we are still waiting for Kate's own snapshots of her youngest son.
Since she married Prince William in 2011, Kate has taken on numerous sponsorships, some of which involve art and museums.
The former Kate Middleton, 36, graduated in art history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she met Prince William, the second in line of the throne.
In March, she became the royal patron of beloved V & A, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design. Packed with almost 3 million objects, the museum was founded in 1852 and was named after Will's royal ancestors, Queen Victoria, who was on the throne, and her husband, Prince Albert.
The new exhibition is based on the museum's collection of more than 800,000 photographs, showing contemporary photography along with pioneering prints of photography stars such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron and Roger Fenton.
Kate toured the exhibition, met with curators and discovered a plaque to mark the official inauguration of the center, which will more than double the space dedicated to photography in the museum. Prints, negatives, camera equipment, photographic publications and original documents will be displayed together to tell the story of international photography.
The visit to the V & A was by Kate. second commitment this week; On Tuesday, she and Will attended the first World Ministerial Summit on Mental Health to discuss how to improve mental health care for all, another important charitable goal for the foundation of the young royalty.
For that commitment, Kate recycled a captivating dress by Emilia Wickstead in luscious lilac that she wore on the goodwill tour of the Cambridge family by Poland and Germany last summer.
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