12 March 2019


Duchess Of Cambridge Joins Jenny Saville And Grayson For NPG Gala

The Duchess of Cambridge National Portrait Gallery patron joined, Princess Beatrice of York, Miles Aldridge, Phyllida Barlow, David and Victoria Beckham, Ozwald Boateng, Alexa Chung, Michael Craig-Martin, Lawrence Dallaglio, Jourdan Dunn, Christina Estrada, Jess Gillam, Bianca Jagger, Sir Don McCullin, Kate Moss, Duro Olowu, Martin Parr, Grayson Perry, Elizabeth Peyton, Nicola Roberts, Jenny Saville, Mike Skinner and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye were among the guests at the 2019 Portrait Gala, a special event held at the NPGon Tuesday 12 March.

27 March 2018

Duchess of Cambridge Becomes V&A Museum’s First Royal Patron

The V&A has announced that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to become Royal Patron to the Museum.

16 February 2018

Duchess Of Cambridge Curates Victorian Photos At NPG

The Duchess Of Cambridge has agreed to select Victorian photographs from an upcoming exhibition at the NPG, as part of a Patron’s trail.

28 April 2015


The Art Room Charity Re-Work Chairs By Creatives At Selfridges

The Art Room is a local charity sponsored by The Duchess of Cambridge which helps children through art therapy is working in partnership with the Columbia Threadneedle Foundation and joining forces with Selfridges’ in a new campaign ‘Says Work It’. This project launching on 29 April 2015 is designed to highlight changes in the way we work and how craftsmanship […]

12 March 2015


Gavin Turk Welcomes Duchess of Cambridge To Turner Contemporary Selfie Exhibition

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was welcomed to Turner Contemporary yesterday on a visit which saw her introduced to Victoria Pomery OBE, Director of Turner Contemporary as well as the artists Trish Morrisey, John Davies and Gavin Turk, whose self-portraits are on display, as part of the new exhibition ‘Self: Image and Identity’. […]

28 October 2014


Art Room Launches New Ladbroke Grove Studio With Patron Grayson Perry

The Art Room has celebrated the opening of their 9th Art studio at Barlby Primary School in Ladboke Grove, West London. A special reception for supporters including the charity’s Patron, Grayson Perry and Dame Vivien Duffield. Together, Grayson and Dame Vivien met students of Barlby Primary School and Oxford Gardens Primary School and enjoyed time […]

24 February 2014


Duchess Of Cambridge Supports Art Fund’s Van Dyck Self Portrait Appeal

A photograph of National Portrait Gallery patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge viewing the Van Dyck Self-portrait it is campaigning with the Art Fund to save for the nation, has been released, in hope of finalising the funds needed for purchase. The Duchess was given a private view of the portrait, on display at the […]

16 February 2014


Duchess Of Cambridge Makes Surprise Visit To The Art Room In Ealing

The Duchess of Cambridge was busy on Friday showing her support for the Art Room charity, as part of her commitment to helping children through practices in the visual arts. Kate visited Northolt High School in Ealing, north-west London, to open the latest studio run by the charity,which she has been Royal Patron for the […]

13 February 2014


Glittering National Portrait Gallery Fundraiser Attended By Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the National Portrait Gallery attended a ticketed black-tie fundraising event last night Tuesday 11 February in which opera singer Sir Willard White performed alongside the Gallery’s Portrait Choir. Also in attendance were Grayson Perry, Philip Treacy, Alan Rickman, Marc Quinn, Gerald Scarfe, Jonathan Yeo and Katherine Grainger. David and […]

21 April 2013


Duchess Of Cambridge Takes On A Second Museum Patronage

Kate Middleton has added a second London museum to her highly selective group of patronages. It was publicly announced on Friday that the The Natural History Museum would become one of her focuses over the coming years. In 2012 Catherine chose to lend support to the National Portrait Gallery and the Art Room a charity […]

3 January 2013


Rare Photo of Kate Middleton’s Late Mother In Law Auctioned

Kate Middleton’s late mother in law, Princess Diana, is depicted in a rare photograph with her brother Earl Spencer, which goes under the hammer at an American auction house between 17 Jan 2013 and 24 Jan 2013. RR Auctions of Amherst NH is offering the print. It has been described by the auction room as, […]

12 September 2012


Kate Middleton Stunning Portraits Exhibited At National Portrait Gallery

Historical portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge feature along with other photographs of the Royal Family, snapped by the internationally renowned photographer Mario Testino between 2003 and 2010 will be shown together for the first time at London’s National Portrait Gallery this October. It includes the official engagement portrait of the Duke and Duchess of […]

17 June 2012


Kate Middleton Takes Art Room To C S Lewis Classic

Kate Middleton has had a very busy weekend indeed. On Friday she attended a special performance of the C S Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It was all in aid of her charity the Art Room, which offers art therapy to children who suffer from emotional and behavioral difficulties . Kate […]

27 March 2012


Kate Middleton Factor Pushes NPG Figures Over Two Million

Block buster Freud exhibition and the Duchess Of Cambridge raises National Portrait Gallery profile The kate Middleton factor is proving its weight in gold for raising the profile of the already successful National Portrait Gallery who welcomed its unprecedented two millionth visitor today. This is a milestone which sets up the highest annual figures in […]

17 March 2012


Kate Middleton Joins Children & the Arts

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince of Wales engage young artists in Dulwich Kate Middleton along with Prince Charles, President of The ‘Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts’, explored the work of his educational Charity at a special project visit this week, held at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. The Duchess of Cambridge who has a […]

21 February 2012


Kate Middleton Visits The Art Room Charity Today

Wearing an Orla Kiely coat/dress the Duchess of Cambridge visits two Oxford schools Kate Middleton will visit two schools today as part of her patronage of the Art Room a school program that  deals with children with behavioural issues. Julie Beattie the founder of the program is a remarkable woman, at 64 she is the […]

11 February 2012


Kate Steps out in Vintage Look At Freud Exhibition

Kate Middleton has outwitted everyone in the fashion industry by wearing a Vintage coat dress on her first official solo engagement, at the National Portrait gallery. It was designed by the minor high street brand, Jesire which has now ‘ceased to trade’. The grey tweed garment was retailed through John Lewis a mid-range department store, […]

9 February 2012


Kate Middleton Bowled Over By Lucian Freud Exhibition

Duchess of Cambridge steps out in tweed for NPG opening on a frosty night Kate Middleton is to spend the next six weeks in the absence of Prince William, visiting the charities she recently became a patron of. Last night she made a spectacular solo debut at London’s National Portrait Gallery, where she attended the […]

8 February 2012


Kate Middleton Makes An Official Freudian Trip

The Duchess of Cambridge goes solo at one man show Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, will carry out her first official duty, on her own, this evening, when she visits the National Portrait Gallery, to view the Lucian Freud portrait exhibition. Kate who has a degree in history of art from St Andrews became […]

4 February 2012


Kate Middleton Gets Fashion Nod From Mary Quant

Iconic 60’s designer raves about the Duchess Of Cambridge’s style Mary Quant has forever been immortalised as a fashion icon with her invention of the mini skirt and classic swinging sixties style. When asked in a recent interview about Kate Middleton’s fashion sense she stated; “I am a very big admirer of the Duchess of […]

3 February 2012


Kate Middleton Portrait Commissioned Through NPG

Official Portrait to be painted in honour of the Duchess of Cambridge’s 30 birthday Royal insiders have hinted that Kate Middleton will have her portrait painted to celebrate her 30th birthday. An online art website reported last week that a ‘Clarence House’ spokesman revealed  “The commissioning of the Duchess of Cambridge’s first official portrait is […]

30 January 2012


Kate Middleton To Visit Lucian Freud Exhibition

Duchess Of Cambridge To Make First NPG Visit Since Becoming Patron Informed sources have revealed that the Duchess of cambridge will visit the National Portrait Galleries for a preview of the Lucian Freud exhibition on Wednesday 8 February. The exhibition which opens on 9 February is set to be one of the must see art […]

5 January 2012


Kate Middleton To Be Patron Of National Portrait Gallery

History of Art Major Chooses Two Art Charities In Five Official Patronages St James’s Palace has announced the choices of patronage for the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton Windsor. It is no surprise that they include two high profile visual art organisations. The National Portrait gallery and as reported on ArtLyst, in November and December, […]

18 December 2011


Kate Middleton Dresses Down For The Art Room

Phone Photo of a casual Kate dressing in jeans on a visit to a London school Juli Beattie is a remarkable woman, at 64 she is the founder and director of the charity, The Art Room which has grown in scope for over a decade. The project has not only been embraced by history of […]

20 November 2011


Kate Middleton To Sponsor Art Therapy

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, paid a secret visit last week to an Islington art therapy charity, The Art Room, after they wrote to her asking for royal support Kate has been visiting a number of charities and organisations in recent weeks in preparation for her new role as a working Royal. The purpose […]