Kate Middleton Shares Her Love of Art History at London's Victoria & Albert Museum Expansion: Pics!


Putting that art history degree to good use! Kate Middleton visited London’s Victoria & Albert Museum on Thursday to officially open the museum’s Exhibition Road Quarter.

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The architectural project is the museum’s largest in more than 100 years and created new public space for exhibits and installations.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who studied art history at the University of St. Andrews, stepped out in a smart gray dress with red and black detailing, greeting museum employees and eager locals, including a young girl who offered her a bouquet of flowers.

She walked around the Sackler Courtyard, the first porcelain-tiled courtyard in the world, and visited the very open new Sainsbury Gallery, viewing the impressive architecture.

To honor the occasion, the 35-year-old royal unveiled a plaque in the Sackler Courtyard, commemorating the Exhibition Road Quarter’s opening.

Middleton has an even more meaningful event happening this Saturday, July 1. She will join her husband, Prince William, and brother-in-law, Prince Harry, for the rededication of the late Princess Diana’s grave on what would have been her 56th birthday.

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According to BBC, Kate and William’s two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will join the family for the touching event.

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