Following her first foreign holiday with Prince
George to the Caribbean, the Duchess of Cambridge attends a star studded event at the National
Portrait Gallery with guests including Alan Rickman and Liz Hurley. In what was her first official engagement
of the year, the Duchess, who wore a diamond necklace on loan from the Queen, addressed
guests at the portrait gala. The Gallery’s achievements are exceptional.
They hold the most extensive collection of portraits in the world, and their unique and
brilliant exhibitions never fail to inspire us all. I simply could not be more proud to
be its patron. Thank you for being here tonight and showing your support. I hope you have
a wonderful evening. Sorry. Later, she met high profile artists including
photographer David Bailey and Grayson Perry before attending a gala dinner.