Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge‘s royal engagement at the National Portrait Gallery tonight (February 8th) in London was an absolute success, if the footage is any indication. Her Royal Highness arrived at the Trafalgar square locale to find a swarm of photographers waiting to take her picture. “Catherine!” They shouted. “Ma’am!” It got to a point where they sounded like the seagulls from Finding Nemo.
“It’s an honour for the Duchess to be patron of such a distinguished body and having spent the last few months preparing for the role she has been looking forward very much to this,” Catherine’s spokesperson told the Telegraph. “It marks the start of a six to eight-week period in which the Duchess will visit all of the charities of which she is Patron.”
Sandy Nairne, the gallery’s director, greeted Catherine outside and escorted her into the Lucien Freud exhibit, which launches today.
The Duchess will pay a visit to to her other charities in Liverpool on February 14th.