Latest Museum Support From The Royal Couple – Report
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Imperial War Museum last night to aid the fundraising efforts for the new commemorative WWI galleries.
The History of Art graduate was at the museum for a major fundraising event, which was announced jointly by Clarence House and the Imperial War Museum. It comes in the wake of Ms Middleton’s charity commitment boom and was the first commitment to be undertaken together with her husband since his return from overseas military duty.
The event celebrated the launch of the Imperial War Museum First World War Galleries. Kate Middleton and Prince William attended a reception in order to commence the fundraising campaign for this unique new gallery. The room installation commemorates one hundred years since the outbreak of the Great War.
Prince William has been Patron of the Imperial War Museum since 2010. This makes sense in relation to his military career, The Duke of Cambridge has previously paid tribute to the so-called ‘lost generation’ of 1914. For him, the new First World War Galleries at the IWM are important to ensure that we never forget those sacrifices and the true horrors of war.
Chair of the Imperial War Museum Foundation Lord Rothermere has expressed his gratitude for their patronage of the royal pair, but believes this to be a worthy enough cause: ‘The new First World War galleries at IWM London will play a major part in our national commemorations’.
The new WWI galleries will be open by 2014 to coincide with the centenary. Throughout 2014-18, special commemorative events will be occurring across the Nation.
Kate wore a charcoal grey knee-length frock made by the British designer Amanda Wakeley, who has dressed A-listers Angelina Jolie, Amber Heard and Heidi Klum. Ms Middleton’s accessories included a sleek gold and black chain belt, Temple of Heaven 9ct yellow gold Girandole earrings by Cassandra Goad and a pair of black Jimmy Choo high heel shoes.