Timelapse footage of Natural History Museum's new star attraction

  • Timelapse footage of Natural History Museum's new star attraction

Timelapse footage of Natural History Museum's new star attraction

The Duchess attended with Natural History Museum in London alongside renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough, to celebrate the unveiling of its new blue whale skeleton.

The blue whale will reflect the story of evolution, current diversity and increasingly crucially, our role in the planet's future. The International Whaling Commission banned hunting blue whales at a meeting in London that year.

The design team was briefed to "create a tension" between the museum's Victorian architecture and scientific narratives, as well as mark a new era for the institution as a "natural history museum for the future".

For its new display, the skeleton is suspended in the divine lunging feeding position and is the first blue whale skeleton to be shown that way.

Kate's glow was the ideal accessory, and she chose to forgo any jewellery every or a tiara for the Museum's Gala event. Dippy the dinosaur, the plaster cast of a diplodocus that has reared over visitors to the museum's central, now "Hintze", hall since 1979, has gone.

During a speech to celebrate the museum's new blue whale skeleton, which replaces Dippy the Dinosaur after nearly 38 years on display, the 35-year-old mother revealed her brood "adore" the museum. The Natural History Museum also hopes to redevelop its outdoor space and expand digitisation.

"It is within the grasp of humanity to shape a future that is sustainable, and now more than ever we want our galleries and exhibitions to inspire a love of the natural world, and our scientific expertise to inform solutions to the big, global challenges we face", he said.

"This is a landmark moment for the Museum and for the millions of people from all over the world who visit us".