The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially open V&A Dundee tomorrow.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit the attraction to meet with some of the team who created Scotland’s first design museum, which opened its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday September 15 2018.
They are expected to greet members of the public outside the museum on their departure.
Kate is the first Royal Patron of the V&A, continuing the museum’s long-standing relationship with the Royal Family from the V&A’s founding in 1852.
V&A Dundee has welcomed more than 380,000 visitors since opening and was recently recognised as the world’s Best New Public Building by Wallpaper, the international design magazine.
Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee, said: “We are honoured to be welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to officially open V&A Dundee.
“This official opening marks the beginning of a very exciting year for V&A Dundee, with upcoming exhibitions on videogames, robots and the future of design.
“Through an eclectic programme, we aim to inspire people and provoke discussion about the role of design in everyone’s lives.”
Lord Lieutenant Ian Borthwick, Lord Provost of Dundee, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to V&A Dundee.
“This magnificent building is continuing to raise the city’s global profile and celebrates Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.
“Dundee is a UNESCO City of Design, a place where culture is helping to transform people’s lives.
“This museum has had huge benefits for the people of Dundee. It is continuing to bring tourism into our city, improve our reputation and create vitally important jobs.”
V&A Dundee’s construction and fit-out took three and a half years to complete and it stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, once part of the city’s docklands.