Kate Middleton’s First Royal Engagement Of 2014 Confirmed, Get All The Details

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    Kate Middleton will be dusting down her next royal engagement outfit, with her visit to the National Portrait Gallery confirmed for next month.

    As patron of the iconic London gallery, the Duchess of Cambridge is set to attend The Portrait Gala 2014 on Tuesday 11 February.

    Ahead of her first royal trip to Australia and New Zealand with Prince William (and Prince George, if the rumours are to be believed), Kate will steal the limelight at another swanky gala dinner.

    Kate last visited the museum in April 2013, when she was six months pregnant.

    Wearing a baby blue Emilia Wickstead dress on the occasion, she delivered a speech during a charity event for The Art Room.

    ‘I am a firm believer in the power of art to make a difference, and The Art Room is providing this on a daily basis,’ Kate said at the time.

    This time last year K Middy was also honoured with her first official painted portrait, by award-winning artist Paul Emsley, which hangs in the prestigious gallery.

    Kate’s picture has also become the best-selling postcard with visitors of the National Portrait Gallery’s shop, selling more than 3,000 in the first few weeks after her painting was unveiled.

    Let the outfit speculation begin…

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