Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been elected as Honorary Life Members of MCC, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron.
The announcement was made to MCC Members by David Morgan, President of the Club, at the Members’ Bicentenary Banquet on Wednesday 8 October.
The Royal couple join HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales as Honorary Life Members of the Club. The Duke of Edinburgh served two terms as President, in 1949 and 1974.
Honorary Life Membership is awarded by the MCC Committee and there are now more than 300 Honorary Life Members of MCC out of a total Full Membership of 18,000.
MCC President David Morgan said: "We are delighted that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have accepted our invitation to become Honorary Life Members of MCC, and it was an honour to announce the news at the Members’ Bicentenary Banquet on Wednesday.
This great Club has enjoyed an excellent relationship with the Royal Family over the years and long may it continue."
MCC has a long association with the Royal Family, and last year was granted a Royal Charter to incorporate the Club.
After the Club’s petition had been approved by the Privy Council, the Royal Charter was unveiled in the Lord’s Pavilion by HRH The Princess Royal on 1 July 2013.