Kate Middleton to announce winners of 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in London

Winning entries will be on display at the Natural History Museum on October 16, before touring worldwide

In this undated photo issued by the Natural History Museum, Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge films in the Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum in London, ahead of the virtual awards ceremony for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. The museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the world's longest running and most prestigious annual wildlife photography competition, with more than 49,000 entried from around the globe. Kate is patron of the museum and will announce the grand title during the virtual ceremony. (Natural History Museum/via AP)
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Kate Middleton on Monday visited the reopened Natural History Museum in London for a preview of the 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year entries before she announces the winners on Tuesday.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, who is a patron of the museum, will announce the winners at an online awards ceremony in the museum's Hintze Hall.

“It is so wonderful to be back at the reopened Natural History Museum where we can all enjoy its treasures once again," she said in a video on her official Instagram account on the eve of the event.

“I’m here because tomorrow night I’m announcing the 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

"I’ve been lucky enough to have a quick preview and I can say it’s truly spectacular. I can’t wait for you all to see it.”

The winning entries will be on display at the museum on Friday, October 16, before touring globally.

The duchess also presented the award in 2014 to celebrate the 50th year of the competition.

Her husband, Prince William, last week launched the Earthshot Prize – called the "Nobel Prize for environmentalism" – alongside naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

The Earthshot Prize, of which Dubai global ports operator DP World and Dubai Expo 2020 are founding partners, will award £50 million ($64.8m) over a decade to the best and most innovative ideas to battle environmental destruction.