Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge has become Patron of three new organisations in United Kingdom, Place2Be, SportsAid and The Natural History Museum. Over the past few months, The Duchess of Cambridge held meetings and private visits with these organisations. She is currently Patron of nine organisations in total.

The Duchess of Cambridge's interest lies in supporting children and young people to build their skills, confidence and aspirations and her patronage of Place2Be and SportsAid support this interest. The patronage of The Natural History Museum reflects her interest in natural world.

The other patronages are listed here:
Patron of Action on Addiction
Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
Royal Patron of The Art Room
Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, London
Occasional Volunteer in the Scout Association.

The Duchess of Cambridge will over the coming months undertake more private and public visits to these organisations.

About these new organisations:

Place2Be - Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing and prospects of children and their families by providing access to therapeutic and emotional support in schools, using a proven model backed up by research and training. Our vision is a world where children have the opportunity to grow up with prospects rather than problems. Read more here:

SportsAid SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early years of their careers. These athletes are typically aged 12 to 18 and are among our brightest hopes for future Olympic and Paralympic success. Read more here:

The Natural History Museum - Our vision is to advance our knowledge of the natural world, inspiring better care of our planet. Our mission is to maintain and develop our collections, and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world. Read more here:

The Duchess of Cambridge is due with her first child with Prince William in mid-July 2013. At six months she is very active and heatlhy fulfilling her royal duties.