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Duchess of Cambridge to attend red carpet film premiere

Next Thursday, 3 November, the Duchess of Cambridge will be attending the UK Premiere of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’. The premiere will be in aid of Action on Addiction of which the Duchess is Patron.

At the premiere taking place in Curson Mayfair, London, the Duchess of Cambridge will walk the red carpet and meet representatives of Action on Addiction. The charity “brings help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction and those living with people who suffer problems of addiction” according to a press release from Kensington Palace.

Action on Addiction is the only UK charity that covers all fields of addiction from treatment, basic education to honours degree level education, research, campaigns and support for families of those addicted.

Royal Central reached out to Action on Addiction about the premiere to which Graham Beech, Chief Executive said: “ We are grateful to our Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for continuing to ensure that the subject of addiction is not ignored. Addiction is a devastating condition which affects individuals, families and communities, but people can and do recover. The theme of ‘A Street Cat Called Bob’ highlights the message that even when people hit rock bottom, there is hope.”

Before the film, the Duchess will also meet the stars, cast and crew of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’. The film is based on the international best-selling book by James Bowen. ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ is the true story of a young homeless busker, James Bowen (played by Luke Treadaway of Unbroken) and a stray cat. Bowen found the injured cat and despite his dire conditions nursed the cat back to health. The feel good story follows how they ultimately save each other and transform their lives. Other stars of the film include Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Anthony Head (Merlin).


  • luigi pasquali

    She will be a wonderful representative of the Crown. She has done well on her solo engagements but I’d rather see Prince William by her side. They seem to magnify one another.

  • Mr. Christian

    Dear Duchess:
    I fear that the State visit of Santos of Columbia will send the wrong message about drugs. Columbia has narco problem that gravely affects the United States and perhaps elsewhere in the world with a group called the FARC. I fear that some may misinterpret to be viewed as tacit approval of ending a war against drugs.
    Otherwise, I applaud your effort. I used to organize youth gangs to combat drug abuse in their communities; and, know the problems until today in the U.S. Opoids are now sold over the counter; and, there is far more addiction with them; and very prevalent heroin. Much of this comes grinding poverty, unemployment; and, culture of despair. I do not know what effect this film would have in the U.S.; but, this and more such seem needed to me.

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