This weekend Prince William and Kate Middleton took their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to go see a show. The family-of-five watched a special performance of Pantoland for key workers at the London Palladium.
The show stars Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Elaine Page, who got to meet Prince William backstage when he came to see the cast after the show. During their conversation, the Prince revealed that some of the jokes went over Prince George’s head.
Have s told the Mail: “Prince William had us all chuckling when he said that his eldest, George, had innocently enquired why everyone was laughing at one of Julian Clary’s more risque jokes.
“He said it may take him a while to explain his way out of that one!”
Prince William also took to the stage and made a speech paying tribute to all the people who kept the country going during the still-ongoing global pandemic.
The whole family came in style to the show, wearing their best winter outfits. The children looked shy at first on the red carpet, but got relaxed and in awe as soon as they took their seats in the theatre.
Louis sat in his mom’s lap, while his older brother Prince George sat at the other end. Their sister Charlotte was situated in the middle, chatting with both her brothers and mother.
Before starting his speech, Prince William paid tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor, who passed away on Thursday evening.
He said: “Before I go on, I want to pause and pay tribute to a true national treasure, Dame Barbara Windsor, who so sadly passed away last night.
“She was a giant of the entertainment world, and of course a legend on pantomime stages across the country including here at the London Palladium.
“And I know we’ll all miss her hugely.”
He then addressed the key workers in the audience, saying: “We are here tonight for a very special performance. Special, because of you – the key workers here in the audience.
“You include community workers, volunteers, teachers, NHS staff, representatives from the emergency services and military, researchers working on the vaccine, people helping the homeless, those manning vital call centres, and staff from a wide range of frontline charities – to name but a few.
“You have given your absolute all this year, and made remarkable sacrifices.
“So too have your families, who I’m sure have seen far less of you than they would have liked.
“It’s lovely that you are all here together tonight.
“You are representative of the huge number of people across the UK who have stepped forward to make a difference this year in so many crucial ways.
“The country owes you a huge debt of gratitude.”
During the interval Kate also met with key workers and their families, talking to them and hearing about their experiences during the past year.