Radiant in blue: Duchess helps launch Olympics exhibition
- The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a dress of her signature color (blue) on Thursday at the launch of a new Olympic themed exhibition, “The Road to 2012: Aiming High,” at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Duchess of Cambridge was directed around the Gallery by Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne. Photo Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Sandy Nairne. Photo Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe.
The Duchess spoke to photographer Nadav Kandar and 100-year-old portrait sitter Diana Gould. Photo Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe.
Kate, a patron of the Gallery, and an ambassador for Team GB and Paralympics GB, joined a select few to see images of some Olympic athletes hoping for medals this year, and of essential figures working behind the scenes to make the games happen.
The Duchess even came face to face with a photograph of herself, taken earlier this year when she played field hockey with team GB at London’s Olympic Park. Photo via Reuters event video.
The Duchess views the portrait of herself by Jillian Edelstein. Photo Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe.
Sandy Nairne, the gallery’s director, said of Road to 2012 to media: “It celebrates exceptional British sportspeople and some of the crucial figures working behind the scenes – whether they be coaches and managers or soil engineers, architects or the producers of the key ceremonies.”
“It features outstanding photographic portraits that convey the determination, skill and mental prowess of those working at the highest level of international sport.”
The exhibition is the last of three installments, of a three-year project showcasing Olympic and Paralympic athletes, reports the Telegraph.
Below, a video of today’s event by Reuters: