The Duchess of Cambridge. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Art World Abstracts: Kate Middleton Becomes an Art World Doyenne, and More!

Did you know that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was a History of Art major at university? Oh, those halcyon afternoons, back on the rolling green hills of St. Andrews, sipping the finest Scottish nectar while pondering the Old Masters, letting reveries of portraits become scholarship. Those were the days, back when the future Queen of England as a major in History of Art. And so now she’s heading up The Art Room, a charity that lets her swing by schools where disadvantaged little tykes are learning about brushes and paints. Bonus fact: Prince Williams was, once, also a candidate for a degree in History of Art, but he soon switched to Geography. Ah, Geography, of course—the future king has to know exactly how, once, the sun never set on the British Empire.

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