The Sussexes

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend the Royal Variety Performance

The perfect date for their six-month wedding anniversary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the annual Royal Variety Performance Monday evening.

It was Meghan’s first time in attendance; Prince Harry has attended solo in the past. The event raises money for the Royal Variety Charity and each year a senior royal are guests. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went last year.

The annual tradition started in 1912 when King George V and Queen Mary were the guests of honour at the Royal Command Performance for the Variety Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. Over time it has developed into the Royal Variety Performance many look forward to every holiday season.

The two were treated to performances at the London Palladium by Take That, the cast of Hamilton, George Ezra, Rick Astley and Andrea and Matteo Bocelli.

Darcie-Rae Moyse, seven, greeted the royal couple as they arrived. Darcie-Rae looked the part in her own tiara handing the Duchess a posy of Westminster Abbey roses, viburnum, daphne, ’seed heads, golden grasses, narcissus, autumn beech, and white thistle.
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Jo Wiggins and her daughter, Lucy Robertson, seven, gave the Duchess a teddy bear with a “gender neutral” yellow ribbon.

Afterwards, Jo recalled to Hello! about her greeting with Meghan: “I said congratulations and she thanked us. She’s beautiful and has a lovely little bump.”

The Duchess was dressed in a Safiyaa top and floor-length black skirt.

The show was hosted by Greg Davies, who recalled how his mother, Pat, 78, was disappointed at the news of Harry and Meghan’s engagement she said: “All of us single ladies were a bit disappointed when he (Harry) got taken.” Greg added how she never had a chance anyway.

Meghan appeared to enjoy the joke as she laughed along.

After the show, the Duke and Duchess chatted with the performers. Catching up with some of the cast of Hamilton who they met back in August when they went to a special gala performance in support of Sentebale.