6 February 2014 - 17:16
Duchess of Cambridge to join The Queen at Buckingham Palace reception


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The Duchess of Cambridge is to join The Queen later this month at a star-studded reception at Buckingham Palace.

Kate, 32, will accompany the monarch and other members of the Royal Family, at the reception on February 17 which is being held in honour of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, of which The Queen is patron.

Her Majesty will welcome nearly guests from the dramatic arts world including actors, playwrights, teachers and producers.

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Actors including Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Dame Helen Mirren will attend the glittering reception which begins at 6pm at the Palace.

Kate, who will marking her return to royal duties just days before, will greet guests with The Queen before the party moves into the ballroom with other members of the family.

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In the stunning ballroom, guests will enjoy a series of performances before members of the royal family move through the state rooms meeting guests.

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Guest Dame Helen Mirren will be celebrating her Fellowship Award, which Prince William will present her with the night before at this years BAFTA award ceremony, which take place at the Royal Opera House.

The Duke, as president of the BAFTA, will watch the ceremony before taking to the stage to present the prestigious award.

The reception at the Palace marks Kate’s determination to increase her diary of engagements in 2014.

Just days before on February 11, the Duchess will attend the 2014 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery, before spending Valentine’s Day on the 14 in Ealing to open a new Art Room.

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  • baywaterblue

    So she’ll now attend 2 events per week at 2 hours each…hope she doesn’t work herself to death with the increased workload. Guess the additional time to have the hair and make-up done plus change clothes will be exhausting given her other duties.

    • John Culley

      The Duke and Duchess will do whatever it takes to support the British fashion industry and the charities they support as patrons in the same way as Diana, Princess of Wales did during her reign.

  • John Culley

    If Creesida Bonas ever becomes a Princess, this event will probably be at the top of her list of patronage activities given her considerable knowledge of the performing arts.


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