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HRH Duchess of Cambridge Visits Kent, 11th March 2015

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Turner Contemporary to a warm welcome by waiting crowds. (c) Andy Jones/Isle of Thanet Gazette.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Turner Contemporary to a warm welcome by waiting crowds. (c) Andy Jones/Isle of Thanet Gazette.

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge visited Margate and Cliftonville on the 11th March, 2015 –  one of her last public engagements before the birth of her second child. At Turner Contemporary HRH, escorted by the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, was welcomed by Mr John Kampfner, Chair of Turner Contemporary, and Ms Victoria Pomery, Director. She toured the gallery and the current exhibition, Self: Image and Identity and had the opportunity to meet with several of the artists involved.

Pupils from Holy Trinity & St John's Primary School, Margate interacting with the Duchess. (c) Andy Jones/Isle of Thanet Gazette.

Pupils from Holy Trinity & St John’s Primary School, Margate interacting with the Duchess. (c) Andy Jones/Isle of Thanet Gazette.

The Duchess visited the successful Clore Learning Studio meeting with Year Five pupils from Holy Trinity and St John’s Church of England Primary School in Margate, who were creating their own collaged self-portraits with  help and assistance from Turner Contemporary Navigators.

Martin Slepcikova showing the Duchess his montage of photos from Croatia (c) Thanet Extra/Gary Brown.

Martin Slepcikova showing the Duchess his montage of photos from Croatia (c) Thanet Extra/Gary Brown.

In the afternoon The Duchess of Cambridge went on to visit Resort Studios in Cliftonville. The creative hub was founded in 2013 as a space that encourages experimentation and collaboration in the arts and is a base for creative professionals in Thanet.

The Duchess sharing a joke with artists from the Resort Studio. (c) Thanet Extra/Gary Brown.

The Duchess sharing a joke with artists from the Resort Studio. (c) Thanet Extra/Gary Brown.

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