Prince William and his wife Catherine have been in the spotlight of late, promoting good friend Sir David Attenborough’s latest documentary as they called for everyone to take more care of the wildlife and consider future generations. So it comes as no surprise that the Duchess of Cambridge has now announced her involvement in the Natural History Museum’s upcoming wildlife awards.
The mother-of-three, who is a keen photographer herself and patron of the museum, will later this week announce the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for 2020. Taking to social media to share the exciting news, Catherine looked beautiful in a black power suit, wearing a tailored jacket, black top and trousers.
Though slightly different to her usual outfits, the 38-year-old exuded confidence and grace, with her hair styled in soft waves and beautiful pearl earrings to accessorise. She kept her make-up light and natural with a soft pink lip and a tough of bronzer on her cheeks and smiled broadly at the camera as she told followers how thrilled she was to be involved in the awards.
“It is so good to be back at the reopened Natural History Museum where we can all enjoy its treasures once again,” she said. “I’m here because tomorrow night I’m announcing the 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year. I’ve been lucky enough to have a quick preview and I can say it’s truly spectacular. I can’t wait for you all to see it.”
Royal fans praised the duchess for her great work in the community and complimented her on being so classy and elegant.
“Keep up the great work Catherine and William! You’re both killing it!” @livelovelifelaughs commented on the Instagram post. While @stephanyestradad said: “What a wonderful duchess she is.” And @btstaekookeunji added: “Classy and elegant and soft spoken.”
On Tuesday night (UK time) Catherine will have the honour of announcing this year’s award winner at the competition’s first virtual awards ceremony which is being live streamed from the museum. The award recognises the best nature and wildlife photography every year, and has done so since 1965.
The award-winning images will be seen by millions of people around the world and aim to inform and inspire through resonant stories about the planet and encourage people to protect it. This year, as part of an exhibition, there will also be a special new display called Anthropocene, which dives deeper into a selection of winning images that illustrate humanity’s impact on the planet.
This marks the second time that the duchess will join the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, with her first involvement in 2014 when the the competition celebrated its 50th year.