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The Duchess of Cambridge to attend the Wildlife Photographer of The Year event

The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2014 Awards Ceremony on Tuesday.

The Duchess, who is Patron of The Natural History Museum, will meet the finalists, view the exhibition and present awards to the winner of the adult and under-18s competitions alongside Sir David Attenborough.

The 50th running of the ceremony will be held on Tuesday 21st October at the Natural History Museum in London.

Tuesday will be The Duchess of Cambridge’s first public appearance since it was announced that she and Prince William are expecting their second child due in April. Her Royal Highness had previously been forced to cancel engagements as she was suffering from severe Hyperemisis Gravidarum.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions where an international judging panel select 100 photographs to be showcased in the exhibition, which opens at the museum on Friday, 24th October.

After it’s the exhibition is unveiled in London, the showcase sets sail on an international tour across six continents, giving millions of people across the world the chance to view some of the prestigious wildlife photos.

This week marks Kate’s return to public duties since the announcement was made that Prince George was expecting a younger sibling. Also on Tuesday, the Duchess will greet the President of Singapore on behalf of the Queen as well as traveling with the President to Horse Guards Parade where he will receive a ceremonial welcome.

Featured Photo Credit: Governor General New Zealand

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