Prince George has a few must-sees when he comes to the Natural History Museum, his proud mom, the Duchess of Cambridge, revealed. Kate was at the museum on Wednesday evening (July 6) as guest of honour at a lavish arts dinner, where she told fellow guests that her toddler especially enjoys looking at sculptures and visiting the many dinosaur models.
The 34-year-old royal met with representatives from five museums short-listed for a $168,000 prize from the Art Fund at the event, and then presented the award at the gala dinner.
Nicky Wilson, from Jupiter Artland in West Lothian, said: "The Duchess said George comes here a lot. We were talking about children interacting with sculpture and contemporary art and he loves doing that.
"He loves 3D three dimensional sculptures. He does come here [the Natural History Museum] quite often."
Kate dazzled in a $1,857 cream Barbara Casasola off-the-shoulder dress at the glamorous event. She was met on the steps of London's Natural History Museum by Ken Olisa Lord Lord Lieutenant, Stephen Deuchar director of the Art Fund and Sir Michael Dixon director of the Natural History Museum.
Once inside, she was greeted by former culture secretary Lord Chris Smith, chairman of the Art Fund. "It was the first time I had met the Duchess and she was utterly charming," Lord Smith commented. "She is an art-lover and recognises the importance of museums, both as a resource and their importance to young people.
"It's fantastic to have her presenting the Art Fund for this year and supporting the great work of all these musems."
Kate also chatted to Caroline Smith, from Bethlem Museum of the Mind in London. "We talked about how our museum is on site and we use the collections to challenge people's perceptions to mental health which is a cause very close to her heart," Caroline revealed.
At the dinner, the Duchess enjoyed an asparagus and quail's egg starter and a main course of sea bream, courgette flowers and crashed potatoes, but left before the meringue and blood orange desert.