The Duchess of Cambridge 'bumps' around the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 00:48
Apr 25 - The mother-to-be tours the Art Room, a charity which works with children and uses art to raise their self-esteem and independence. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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STORY: The Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday (April 24) in London.
The Duchess, also known as Kate, is patron of the Art Room at the gallery, a charity which works with children and uses art to raise their self-esteem and independence.
The event, which had an audience of 250 school children, artists and supporters of the Art Room, marked the charity's 11th anniversary and launched a new fundraising campaign.
Standing at the podium in a duck-egg blue empire-line Emilia Wickstead cocktail dress, Kate told her audience that she felt "immense pride" in the work the charity did.
"At a time when it is most needed - children and young people can be helped to follow the path that will ensure that they have the best possible future," she said.
Kate also spent some time with the children at the event who use the Art Room facilities in Oxford and London. The Duchess was then accompanied by some of the children on a private tour of a Man Ray exhibition at the gallery.
The Duchess is also a patron of the National Portrait Gallery, where a her portrait can currently be seen on display.
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