Kate to visit Victorian Giants portrait exhibition

The Duchess of Cambridge is to visit an exhibition showcasing pioneering Victorian-era photographs at the National Portrait Gallery.

Kate, patron of the gallery since 2012, has written a foreword to the event as well as captions for several selected images at the exhibition Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.

The display will show together for the first time portraits by influential artists Oscar Rejlander, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron and Lady Clementina Hawarden.

The duchess will visit the gallery on Wednesday after a daytime event which will see her discuss current charitable and philanthropic pursuits with other royals as part of The Royal Foundation Forum.