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Natural History Museum Replaces Dippy With A Giant Blue Whale Hope, the blue whale skeleton, takes centre stage at London's Natural History Museum
Frank Williams | 14 July, 2017, 11:09

Kate was attractive in blue, donning a $1,065 Preen dress with towering black Prada heels.

The Duchess and Attenborough joined forces for the day to introduce the new blue whale skeleton, which measures 25.2m long and 4.5 tonnes and replaces the famed Dippy the dinosaur.

Kate, who is a patron of the museum, wore a pale blue dress from designer Preen to the opening of the revamped Hintze Hall.

Kate said that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte love going to the Natural History Museum - especially to see the dinosaur exhibit. The museum posted a time-lapse video of its installation of an entire blue whale skeleton, and even from a distance, it's incredible.

"Like many of you here tonight, I remember visiting the Natural History Museum as a child, and being inspired with a love of nature", she said during a speech.

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The blue whale is the biggest creature on earth and the museum hopes the size of the skeleton will leave visitors to the hall, which will reopen on Friday, in awe. The director of the museum, Sir Michael Dixon said.

"Who could fail to be inspired standing here in this wonderful hall".

These include giraffes, a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite, and one of the most complete dinosaur fossils ever discovered in the United Kingdom - a Mantellisaurus.

"'Putting our blue whale, Hope, at the centre of the Museum, between living species on the West and extinct species on the East, is a powerful reminder of the fragility of life and the responsibility we have towards our planet." he added.

Hope is not the only new specimen in Hintze Hall.

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