On June 22nd, the Duchess of Cambridge will host a lavish, glitzy gayla and fund raiser for the East Anglia Children’s Hospice, (EACH), a charity for which she became Royal Patron in January, 2012.
The ultra-exclusive event will be held a short distance from the Duke and Duchess’s Anmer Hall in Norfolk at Houghton Hall, the stately home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley.
Guests will pay dearly to be welcomed to the Palladian marble-clad hall where the gala is to be held. The Duchess will host this event, that is said to have approximately 80 high-society guests from the county who will pay as much as £10,000 per head to be invited to remain overnight at Houghton Hall.
However, just to attend the event where the Duchess’s name is included on the invitation, they will shell out £6,000.
EACH is a charity the Duchess is closely associated with and has worked diligently with to bring about awareness and aid to childrens’ hospice care. She recorded a video message to mark Children’s Hospice Week in April 2013, visited with volunteers to learn of the roles and tasks they perform to assist families with children receiving hospice care in 2014.
Recently, she opened a charity shop in Norfolk where she was seen purchasing items for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
All proceeds made from the lavish gala will go to a good cause – to children who need specialist care.
All guests in attendance will be treated to a champagne reception, live jazz, a lecture by writer Anthony Horowitz, a magician, and cuisine from top chefs such as Tom Kerridge. This will indeed solidify the Duchess’s status in the county and be good practice for her as a working royal, as this party takes place only ten days after the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.