Prince George loves a day at the museum, Kate reveals


Prince George loves to visit the Natural History Museum, the Duchess of Cambridge has revealed.

Kate said her son especially likes the 3D sculptures at the London museum, which is a short drive away from their official residence, Kensington Palace.

George, who will celebrate his third birthday later this month, has been spotted at the museum previously, admiring the dinosaurs on display.

Kate spoke about her son as she met guests at the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award, where she presented the Victoria and Albert Museum with the top prize.

Nicky Wilson, of Jupiter Artland, West Lothian - one of the five finalists - said she was delighted to meet Kate, who told her Prince George has enjoyed a number of visits to the museum.

Ms Wilson said: "She said he comes here quite often. He loves the 3D sculptures."

The famous Diplodocus dinosaur, Dippy, formed the striking centrepiece for guests at the event, as they dined in Hintze Hall at tables set around the skeleton, which was illuminated in red.

Kate, who is patron of the Natural History Museum, wore a cream off-the-shoulder mesh-panelled dress by Barbara Casasola, with strappy sandals, a sparkly clutch bag and had her hair in loose waves.

Addressing guests after dinner, Kate said it was "wonderful to celebrate the incredible array" of what British museums have to offer.

The Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art, and in the last five years has given £34 million to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections.

The £100,000 Museum of the Year Award, the largest museum prize in the world, is given annually to one outstanding museum which has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement.

The other three organisations on the shortlist for 2016 were: Arnolfini, Bristol; Bethlem Museum of the Mind, London; and the York Art Gallery, Yorkshire.