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Travel: Kate Middleton inspects priceless Fabergé collection at London's V&A Museum

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The Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a museum exhibition on Thursday morning (Thursday night AEDT).

Sporting a black face mask throughout the visit, Kate Middleton, who is atron of London's Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London, checked out the current collection of work by Carl Fabergé.

Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution showcases more than 200 objects by the Russian craftsman, including the long lost Third Imperial Egg — it was discovered by a scrap dealer in 2011 after it went missing in 1964.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum © Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA Wire The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum The exhibition features the largest display of his legendary Imperial Easter Eggs in a generation, several of which are being shown in the UK for the first time © Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA Wire The exhibition features the largest display of his legendary Imperial Easter Eggs in a generation, several of which are being shown in the UK for the first time

There's also the Moscow Kremlin Egg - the largest Imperial Egg, which was inspired by the architecture of the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow and features a music box that plays Tsar Nicholas II's favourite hymn - and the Alexander Palace Egg, which contains a model of the palace inside.

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Queen Elizabeth has also loaned three items to feature in the collection, including the Colonnade Egg, Basket of Flowers Egg and the Mosaic Egg.

The Duchess heard more about Fabergé's work and the relatively unknown Anglo-Russian nature of his enterprise from curator Kieran McCarthy, including that his only branch outside of Russia opened in London in 1903.

Sporting a black face mask throughout the visit Kate Middleton, who is Patron of London's Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London, checked out the current collection of work by of Carl Fabergé © Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA Wire Sporting a black face mask throughout the visit Kate Middleton, who is Patron of London's Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London, checked out the current collection of work by of Carl Fabergé Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution showcases over 200 objects by the Russian craftsman, including the long lost Third Imperial Egg © Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA Wire Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution showcases over 200 objects by the Russian craftsman, including the long lost Third Imperial Egg

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Kate was accompanied through the exhibition by V&A director Tristram Hunt.

The Duchess donned a $260 blue and red paisley-print Ralph Lauren tie-neck blouse tucked into black wide-leg trousers, with a navy crocodile leather belt tying the ensemble together.

The Duchess donned a blue and red paisley-print Ralph Lauren tie-neck blouse tucked into black wide-leg trousers © Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA Wire The Duchess donned a blue and red paisley-print Ralph Lauren tie-neck blouse tucked into black wide-leg trousers

In line with current government guidelines, the royal kept her face mask on over her nose and mouth for the entire visit.

The Duchess of Cambridge became the first Royal Patron of the V&A in March 2018 and last visited in May this year, when she viewed the Alice in Wonderland-inspired exhibition Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser.

Kate's museum visit took place as sister-in-law Meghan Markle celebrated a big victory.

The UK Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Associated Newspapers, the publishers of The Mail on Sunday, over an earlier ruling against them regarding the publishing of extracts of a letter written by the Duchess of Sussex to her father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

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