The Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a secret trip to the theatre last night – leaving her husband at home, like millions of men, watching the football.
While Prince William sat in front of the television at Kensington Palace with a few beers glued to England’s European Cup match, Kate was taking 150 children from one of her charities, The Art Room, to see a production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
The Art Room uses the arts as therapy for children with emotional and behavioral challenges.
More from Rebecca’s Mail story:
During the interval the Duchess chatted animatedly with the children about what they had seen in the first half.
‘Did you see all the animals on stilts and wasn’t Lucy cute?’ she asked.
Here we see little Suhani Kapoor giving Kate an Aslan lion stuffed animal.
The Just Jared story offered this:
“What I want to know is has anyone tried Turkish Delight?” asked the group of kids, referring to the sweet treat in C. S. Lewis’s famous book.
“No screaming too loudly,” she also said. “I can now see your faces in the crowd so if you scream I know who you are!”
Kate chatting with cast members.
It looked like the Duchess wore the Helena Blazer by Whistles.
The piece is navy, with a waterfall-style front and three-quarter sleeves.
Kate’s dress tonight was by Zara, some believe it is the same frock previously worn by Pippa Middleton, but I don’t think that is the case. When we know which dress it is we will update the post. This angle provides a better look at the back of the dress.
The Duchess looked like thoroughly enjoyed herself.
No doubt many will recognize Kate’s Links of London Effervescence Bubble earrings.
By the way, Links just launched its US summer sale, everything is 10% off, including Kate’s Effervescence earrings as well as the Hope Egg pair she wears so frequently. (If shopping online use promo code JUNE10 at checkout to receive the discount.)
The Duchess wore what appeared to be an elaborate necklace.
She also carried her Anya Hindmarch Maud clutch and Prada pumps.
Here is one more view.
More stories on video and online:
- Rebecca English’s story in the Daily Mail is here
- The Telegraph story is here
- Just Jared’s story is here
- ITV’s video is here
- You can watch a bit of the show by clicking here
We’ll see you tomorrow for Trooping the Colour.