The Duchess of Cornwall with Darcey Bussell at the V & A museum

Today The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated 100 years of the Royal Academy of Dance during a visit to the V&A Museum in London.

‘On Point: Royal Academy of Dance At 100’ is a free display that tells the story of how the Royal Academy of Dance shaped the future of dance training, the famous faces who lead the way, and how it continues to bring the joy of dance to the lives of people across the world. 

Her Royal Highness is Vice Patron of the Academy, and this is her first official engagement for the organisation since taking up the role last year. 

During the visit, The Duchess toured the exhibition alongside Darcey Bussell, President of the Royal Academy of Dance.

Director of the V&A, Nicholas Coleridge, and Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A viewing the Raphael Cartoons in the Raphael gallery during a visit by the Duchess to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


The Duchess also visited the Raphael Court where Her Royal Highness viewed the Raphael Cartoons, lent to the V&A from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen.