The Duchess of Cambridge attended the event with artists Cornelia Parker, Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry. Kate spoke to representatives from the five museums shortlisted for this year’s prize.
Addressing guests after dinner, Kate said it was “wonderful to celebrate the incredible array” of what British museums have to offer.
Following some trouble opening the winning envelope, which prompted laughter among the crowd, she presented the prize to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art, and in the last five years has given £34 million to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections.