Kate Middleton and Prince William make Imperial War Museum visit

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have continued their official engagements with a visit to the Imperial War Museum in London.

The royal couple were helping to launch a campaign to create new First World War galleries for the centenary of the conflict in 2014.

Catherine wore a Amanda Wakeley charcoal grey dress with three-quarter length sleeves.

Prince William, who is patron of the IWM Foundation's First World War Centenary Campaign, gave a speech at the event.

He said: "Every exhibit, every display, every tank, aircraft and medal in its case, speaks to us of sacrifice, of the facing down of evil, of freedom bought and preserved - for us - at unimaginable cost in human lives and suffering.

"It's a message of reflection and remembrance, but it is also one of pride. In the course of the 20th century our nation, with our stalwart friends and allies from the Commonwealth and elsewhere, safeguarded the freedom of the world. It is as simple as that.

"The Imperial War Museum is here to remind us of this unassailable truth."

Speaking about the First World War, William added: "Between 1914 and 1918, the peoples of Britain and the Commonwealth demonstrated extremes of resolve and courage that were to be repeated time and again over the coming years - and all in the defence of freedom and our values."

The new galleries will include letters and diaries to explore the personal stories of those who lived through the war.

Earlier that day Kate and William had cooed over a baby at and event to honour a group of soldiers who recreated the Scott-Amundsen race to the South Pole.

William looked like he would make a great dad when he cradled the newborn.

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