Published 11 February 2014

I simply could not be more proud to be its Patron.

The Duchess of Cambridge

I just wanted to say how delighted I am to be here this evening to celebrate the fantastic work of The National Portrait Gallery.

The Gallery's achievements are exceptional. They hold the most extensive collection of portraits in the world, and their unique and brilliant exhibitions never fail to inspire us all.

But, it is more than simply a world renowned visitor's attraction - the Gallery's outreach and research programmes makes it one of the leading centres for the important study into Portraiture.

I simply could not be more proud to be its Patron.

Thank you for being here tonight and showing your support. I hope that you all have a wonderful evening.