2014: uk

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Kate as Patron of the London’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

8 February 2012: Attend a private viewing of artist Lucian Freud’s exhibit at the NPG.

19 July 2012: Enjoyed a private showing of “Road to 2012: Aiming High”, an exhibition documenting London’s preparations for the Olympic games, at the NPG.

11 January 2013: Attend the private unveiling of her first official portrait by artist Paul Emsley at the NPG.

11 February 2014: Attend the 2014 Portrait Gala at the NPG.

4 May 2016: View her new photographic portraits in the “Vogue 100: A Century of Style” exhibition at the NPG. 

28 March 2017: Attend the 2017 Portrait Gala at the NPG.

I got a scholarship to go to school and my parents said, you’re going to be around a lot of people who are a lot better off than we are. Hold your head up high. They drove me in to sit my exam and the exhaust pipe fell off our old car at the school gates. The whole time I was doing the exam I could see my mum in front of the car with the bonnet up and all these other parents were cruising in with very modern cars. I remember people talking about jet lag and thinking, what on earth are they talking about?