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GALLERY: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Variety Performance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set to attend the Royal Variety Performance this year on 18 November, today we’re looking back at their past attendance.

William and Kate have attended twice before, in 2014 and 2017. The senior royals: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall; William and Kate; and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex rotate their attendance each year.

2014

William and Kate attended the Royal Variety Performance for the first time in 2014. Kate was pregnant with Princess Charlotte at the time.

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The Performance was hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre, whose comedy bit at the beginning of the show included jokes about the royals entering to fanfare trumpets.

The performers included Bette Midler, Dame Shirley Bassy, One Direction, Demi Lovato, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Trevor Noah, Ed Sheeran, and Simply Red, among others.

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2017

William and Kate attended the Royal Variety Performance for the second time in 2017 when the Duchess was pregnant with Prince Louis.

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The Performance was hosted by comedian Miranda Hart, who memorably got William to participate in a bit where he galloped like a pony.

Performers included James Blunt, Paloma Faith, Kelsey Grammer, The Killers, Amber Riley, Louis Tomlinson, and the casts of 42nd Street, Annie, and Miranda.

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Jess is a communications professional and freelance writer who lives in Halifax and has a passion for all things royal, with an emphasis on the British, Danish, and Swedish Royal Families.