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Our Patron

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at the launch of our Treasures gallery

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge became our Patron on 19 April 2013.

The Duchess accompanied HRH The Duke of Cambridge to Borneo in September 2012, where they met Museum scientists researching rainforest biodiversity. The Duchess opened the Museum’s Treasures exhibition in the Cadogan Gallery in November 2012.

Museum Director Sir Michael Dixon says: ‘I am delighted that The Duchess chose to be the Patron for the Natural History Museum. It is a testament to how much this place inspires all who visit.’

'I very much look forward to involving her more in our work and hope she may join us in inspiring the next generation.’

Since becoming Patron of the Museum in April 2013, the Duchess has visited the Museum privately to find out more about its scientific work, and attended the premiere of David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D in December 2013 with The Duke of Cambridge.

In July 2014, The Duchess, The Duke and Prince George had a private visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition to celebrate Prince George’s first birthday. More recently, The Duchess attended the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards in October 2014.

Find out more about The Duchess of Cambridge.