Prince William and Kate Middleton will officially open Dundee’s V&A on Tuesday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland – will visit the £80 million design museum in the afternoon.
The Earl and Countess, who both attended nearby St Andrews University, are expected to greet members of the public outside the Kengo Kuma-designed waterfront building following the visit.
Kensington Palace said the couple “are looking forward to returning” Dundee, having last visited the city in 2015.
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The Duchess is the V&A’s first royal patron. She is expected to give a short speech during her visit.
The royals are also expected to meet with members of the public.
The V&A opened to the public on September 15 last year, with thousands attending the accompanying 3D Festival at Slessor Gardens which marked the occasion.
V&A Dundee director Philip Long added: “We are honoured to be welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to officially open V&A Dundee.
“This official opening marks the beginning of a very exciting year for V&A Dundee, with upcoming exhibitions on videogames, robots and the future of design.
“Through an eclectic programme, we aim to inspire people and provoke discussion about the role of design in everyone’s lives.”
Lord Lieutenant Ian Borthwick, Dundee’s Lord Provost said: “I am delighted to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to V&A Dundee.
“This magnificent building is continuing to raise the city’s global profile and celebrates Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.
“Dundee is a UNESCO City of Design, a place where culture is helping to transform people’s lives.
“This museum has had huge benefits for the people of Dundee. It is continuing to bring tourism into our city, improve our reputation and create vitally important jobs.”