On Thursday evening Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the Royal Variety Performance, with both looking stunning as ever. The Duchess wore a beautiful green Jenny Packham gown, while Prince William kept it classy with a smart tuxedo.
The two were photographed when they made their way into the venue, but an eagle-eyed attendee spotted that the royals were joined by four special guests, so he took to Twitter to share what he saw.
Seated right next to the Duchess were her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as her brother James and his new wife, Alizée Thevenet, with whom he tied the knot back in September in an intimate ceremony in France.
The Middletons are very close to Kate and her family, so it is sweet to see them included in this year’s festivities, which marked the fourth appearance of the royal couple at the special event.
The long-standing event is held at Royal Albert Hall, with the royals being constant attendees, as the Queen is patron of the Royal Variety Charity, which receives all the money gathered from this event. This year actually marks the hundred times the event has been held with the monarch being a patron, with it all starting back in 1921 with King George V being the first to support it.
The Queen did not attend the event, with Prince William being her representative, but she also had a special guest at her latest public event. On Wednesday, the monarch met with General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defense Staff, at Windsor Castle.
In footage released by Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s cute dorgi Candy could be seen greeting General Sir Nick in Windsor’s Oak Room. In the sweet interaction, after bowing to Her Majesty, the General chuckled and greeted the pup with: “Hello you.” How adorable.