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LIVE: Kate and William officially open V&A museum in Dundee

The duke and duchess of Cambridge arrive at V&A museum in Dundee.
The duke and duchess of Cambridge arrive at V&A museum in Dundee.

EXCITEMENT is growing in Dundee ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s official opening of the V&A museum later today. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – also known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland – will visit and open the £80 million design museum this afternoon.

Kensington Palace said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland – were “looking forward to returning” to Dundee.

Huge crowds from all over Scotland have been awaiting the Royal arrival.

Kate  and her husband were welcomed by Lord Provost Ian Borthwick, V&A Dundee director Philip Long and V&A London director Tristram Hunt.

Inside, the royal couple were greeted by pupils Sean Edgar and Debbie Gray.

Kate told them she has “never seen a museum like this”.

The royals also met and congratulated architect Kengo Kuma on his achievements.