VIP opening speeches at the royal event video

Watch a short clip of the royal celebrations in the Museum's new Darwin Centre as Prince William and Sir David Attenborough declared the building officially open.

Enjoy extracts from HRH Prince William of Wales' speech as he announced the opening of the Darwin Centre on the afternoon of 14 September. 

The Prince was joined by Sir David Attenborough who also spoke about the significance of the occasion.

The public can visit the Darwin Centre and book their free Cocoon tour from 15 September 2009.

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