Queen Elizabeth II is the patron of the Royal Variety Charity and has attended the annual event 39 times. The patronage helps support people of all ages who work or have worked professionally in the entertainment industry.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge waved to photographers when they arrived at the event. Upon entering the London Palladium theater, the duchess received a bouquet of flowers from the Brinsworth House garden, a residential and retirement home run by the patronage.
The duke was handed the official 2019 program by an adorable little one wearing a get-up that almost matched his tuxedo.
Kate looked stunning in a gorgeous black and lace gown by one of her favorite go-to designers, Alexander McQueen.
She paired the long-sleeved dress with black heels and a matching black clutch and one of her picture-perfect blowouts.
The couple met the cast of Mary Poppins, which recently began a run at the Prince Edward Theatre, before heading into the event.
It’s likely that Kate enjoyed meeting the cast and seeing the live performances throughout the night, as William admitted last week that his wife likes the BBC program “Strictly Come Dancing” (similar to “Dancing With the Stars”).
“Catherine is a huge fan and my mother-in-law loves it,” the prince said at the charity gala, adding that he’s even “watched the show a couple of times.”
Perhaps we’ll see a cameo one day.