Sir David Attenborough joined HRH Prince William of Wales to address guests at the Darwin Centre opening event on 14 September.
In his speech to VIP guests in the new Darwin Centre, Sir David Attenborough paid homage to the Natural History Museum's ability to inspire and inform. He said:
'Never has it been so important to understand the diversity of life on Earth and how it is changing, if we are to tackle many of the issues that humans face today. The Darwin Centre will inspire the next generation of naturalists and scientists through its combination of scientific expertise, specimens, public dialogue, film and interactive media. It will enable all of us to explore the wonders of our world and investigate its secrets.'
Enjoy some highlights of his speech in the video.