News | Entertainment
27 Jan 2022 3:50
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Victoria and Albert Museum on Thursday (02.12.21) to view the largest collection of Fabergé imperial eggs assembled in a generation

    The Romance and Revolution display is currently being staged at the London venue celebrating the work of Carl Fabergé, the Russian goldsmith and jeweller who created the jewelled eggs between 1885 and 1917. Of his 52 imperial eggs, which were created for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, 46 remain


    The new exhibition showcases more than 200 objects, 15 of which are the famous opulent eggs, several of which are being seen in the UK for the very first time. Three of the eggs have been loaned from the royal collection owned by Queen Elizabeth II - the grandmother of Catherine's husband Prince William - which include the Colonnade Egg, the Basket of Flowers Egg and the Mosaic Egg.

    The long lost Third Imperial Egg, that was discovered by a scrap dealer in 2011 after it went missing in 1964, is also part of the collection.

    Catherine, 39, attended the display wearing black wide-legged trousers and a patterned pussybow blouse, whilst she also donned a black face mask as the world continues to live with COVID-19.

    The royal was accompanied on the nearly one hour tour by V&A director Tristram Hunt and curator Kieran McCarthy.

    Speaking after her visit, McCarthy revealed that Catherine - previously known as Kate Middleton - had been "fascinated by the whole subject".

    He added: "There was a lot of why and wherefore in the discussion, which was very interesting because it takes a sophistication to look beyond seeing the spectacle to actually probe into the details, and that was there."

    Revealing the importance of the exhibit, a spokesperson for the V&A said: “This is the largest collection on the public display for more than 25 years. It includes several never before shown in the UK including the largest, the Moscow Kremlin egg, inspired by the architecture of the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow."

    Catherine became the first Royal Patron of the V&A in March 2018 and last visited in May 2020 to mark its reopening after the coronavirus pandemic forced public galleries and museums to close for several months.

    She attended the 'Alice in Wonderland' inspired exhibition 'Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser'.

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     26 Jan: Lily James wanted to revel in the "passion" of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's romance in 'Pam & Tommy'
     26 Jan: Rupert Grint wishes he was one of the Gallagher brothers
     26 Jan: Goldie Hawn is happy to "stay in [her] lane"
     26 Jan: Zach Galifianakis will miss Louie Anderson "tremendously"
     26 Jan: Katie Price has been arrested on suspicion of breaching a restraining order
     26 Jan: Prince Andrew could reportedly have his royal patronages restored if he wins his upcoming legal case
     26 Jan: Kourtney Kardashian feels "furious" that her family's ongoing drama is overshadowing her wedding
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The men's semi-final line-up will be completed at the Australian Open this evening More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Interest rates could double for many Kiwis across the country More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Lily James wanted to revel in the "passion" of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's romance in 'Pam & Tommy' 21:54

    Cricket:
    The Wellington Firebirds are sweating on the fitness of veteran quick Hamish Bennett for tomorrow's T20 Super Smash elimination final against Canterbury in Dunedin 21:52

    Entertainment:
    Rupert Grint wishes he was one of the Gallagher brothers 21:24

    Politics:
    Labour councillor Efeso Collins has confirmed he's standing for the Auckland mayoralty 21:12

    Entertainment:
    Goldie Hawn is happy to "stay in [her] lane" 20:54

    Entertainment:
    Zach Galifianakis will miss Louie Anderson "tremendously" 20:24

    Entertainment:
    Katie Price has been arrested on suspicion of breaching a restraining order 19:54

    Entertainment:
    Prince Andrew could reportedly have his royal patronages restored if he wins his upcoming legal case 19:24

    International:
    The Loop: Thousands become citizens on Australia Day, Dylan Alcott's going 'out on a high', Fight Club's surprise new ending and meet the 'ghostly monkey' 19:12

    Business:
    Interest rates could double for many Kiwis across the country 19:02


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd