The Duchess of Cambridge will carry out her first royal engagement of the year tonight as she joins stars from the world of art and showbiz at the National Portrait Gallery.
Kate will attend the Portrait Gala at the central London gallery along with guests including photographer David Bailey, Olympic rowing gold medallist Katherine Grainger and British artists Grayson Perry and Jonathan Yeo.
The Duchess, who recently returned from holiday on the island of Mustique with her family and six-month-old son Prince George, will view the hand-written Pen Portraits and the Mystery Portrait Postcards display.
The "pen portraits", described as exclusive stories, descriptions and commentaries about a chosen painting in the gallery's collection, will go on sale to raise money for the gallery.
Each one of the 200 postcards in Mystery Portrait Postcards will also go on offer at the gala before being offered for visitors to buy over the next two days.
Funds raised will support the gallery's work to deliver exhibitions and displays and carry out research. Some of the proceeds will go towards the gallery's Portrait Fund which allows the gallery to acquire portraits of national importance for its collection.