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Duchess of Cambridge to join The Queen at Buckingham Palace reception

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.

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

The Queen

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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