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On Thursday the royal mom-of-two will be present at the official opening of the museum’s new entrance, courtyard and exhibition gallery on Exhibition Road.
Duchess Kate will also get the chance to visit the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter’s new spaces.
The engagement will also include a tour of The Sackler Courtyard – the world’s first porcelain tiled public courtyard – and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, followed by a short reception in The Blavatnik Hall.
The V&A Exhibition Road Quarter is the museum’s largest architectural project in the last 100 years.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is known to be an art lover, given that she graduated with a with a master of arts degree in art history at St. Andrews University.
She has been patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012. In addition, she has proven her passion for photography on several occasions, with Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s official portraits or photos she took during her and Prince William’s 2012 tour of Southeast Asia.