Princess Kate Visits the Netherlands in First Solo Foreign Trip as a Royal

Kate, 34, visited an art museum and lunched with the Netherlands' king.

Kate greeted King Willem-Alexander with a curtsy and later lunched with him inside his residence.

The second stop for Her Royal Highness in the Netherlands was to the Mauritshuis Museum to view "At Home in Holland: Vermeer and His Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection." Kate, who has a degree in art history and is patron of the National Portrait Gallery in London, was there to support an exhibition of 22 works on loan from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's II's collection.

Kate spent time admiring the gallery's permanent collection, lingering at Johannes Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring," before visiting the royal collection works on display. She also greeted a group of young children participating in one of the gallery's educational programs and attended a short reception.

Kate also attended a roundtable discussion at the British ambassador's residence in The Hague to hear about programs on addiction and mental health in Holland. The roundtable featured professionals from the Netherlands' highly regarded Trimbos Institute and specialists from Action on Addiction and the Anna Freud Centre, two charities of which Kate is patron.

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