The 35-year-old royal and the and the 91-year-old broadcaster and naturalist shook hands at the reopening of Hintze Hall on Thursday (July 13) in London, England.
Kate sported her new shorter hairdo as well as a light blue dress and black heels.
She took the stage as a new blue whale skeleton was unveiled.
“Like many of you here tonight, I remember visiting the Natural History Museum as a child, and being inspired with a love of nature,” she told the crowd (via People). “And now, as a parent myself, I am experiencing the joy all over again with my own children, who adore coming here, and it is not just to see the T-Rex, mind you.”
“Who could fail to be inspired standing here in this wonderful hall?” she added. “It is so fitting to see the ocean now taking center stage, with many other marine specimens as star attractions in this splendid Hintze Hall.”
FYI: Kate is wearing Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Prada heels.