Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, looked stunningly full-length with black lace trim from her favorite designer Alexander McQueen when she arrived at the London Palladium Theater for today's performance. The Duchess showed her figure in a tight-fitting room, which also had a low-back.
Kate and William waved to fans as they entered the West End theater in London, after which they were met by a young girl who presented the duchess with a magnificent bouquet of flowers.
An adorable boy in a tuxedo handed William a book.
Rod Stewart was supposed to speak to Kate and William tonight, but was forced to leave due to a sore throat.
Kate and William, who looked amazing in a tuxedo, spoke with actors Mary Poppins, who will perform later tonight.
Kate and William arrive at the Royal Variety performance
Kate and William are greeted when they arrive at the Royal Stage show
Rod Stewart tweeted today: “Because of a throat infection and the strict instructions of a doctor, I’m completely empty, saying that I won’t be able to perform at The Royal Variety Performance, an amazing show that I like to be a part of.
“It will be a great evening with fantastic talent, and I am very disappointed that I cannot be there to support me.”
William asked the actors where they performed, and Zizi Strallen, who plays Mary Poppins, told the royal team that the show was being held at the Prince Edward Theater.
The musical opens this week, and Zizi showed how the actors raced to their performances after the opening of the variety show.
Kate arrives at the Royal Stage performance
Meghan Markle, Kate's sister-in-law, attended the Royal Royal Variety performance in 2018
William replied: “I love Mary Poppins!”
Then Petula Clark told Kate that she would have to bring the children to the show, and the duchess replied: "They would have liked it."
Kate, who is the mother of Prince George, 6 years old, Princess Charlotte, 4 years old, and Prince Louis, 1 year old, told Petula that her children wanted to come, but she told them “not on school night,” according to royal correspondent Rebecca English ,
The evening is hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganatan, who in their opening remarks joked with William and Kate on a “date”.
Kate and Prince William are greeted at the London Palladium
Kate showed actress Mary Poppins that her children would like their show
The Duke and Duchess will also hear performances by Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Robbie Williams, the cast of Come From Away, as well as the collaboration of Emily Sande and Manchester's Bee Vocal Choir.
Kate and William watch a performance from the royal box.
Last year, Meghan Markle, who at that time was pregnant with Archie's child, and Prince Harry attended the Royal Variety Performance.
Kate waves to fans in a tight-fitting Alexander McQueen dress
Kate wore her hair in loose waves to represent Royal Variety.
Megan is stunned in a monochrome ensemble by designer Safiya.
Duchess top decorated with sequins of white leaves.
The annual performance of Royal Variety Performance raises funds for the Royal Variety charity, which supports those professionally serving the entertainment industry.
Kate and William in the Royal Box at Royal Variety Performance
Kate and William attend Royal Variety's performance today on behalf of the Queen.
Her Majesty is the patron of the Royal Variety charity and attends her performance 39 times a year.
Earlier today, Kate and William at Kensington Royal on Instagram shared a photo of the Queen, who arrived at the royal performance in 1952, with Prince Philip and her sister Princess Margaret.
Two other photos posted on the Duke and Duchess Instagram account were dedicated to Kate and William, who participated in the Royal Pop Performances in 2014 and 2017.
Along with the photos, the headline explains: “The money received from the show helps hundreds of animators across the UK who need help and help because of old age, poor health or difficult times.”