“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre, London on Monday 18th November, held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity #Variety4Charity,” the tweet read.
The annual performance is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity (of which Queen Elizabeth is Patron). The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the U.K., who are struggling with old age, ill health or hard times.
The evening will be hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and will include performances from Sir Rod Stewart, the cast of Mary Poppins, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Robbie Williams, the cast of Come from Away, and a special collaboration by Emeli Sandé and Manchester’s Bee Vocal choir. Wow.
This isn’t the first time the royal couple has attended the event, as they made an appearance both in 2014 and 2017. The performance also has some special family memories for the couple—the duchess was pregnant with her second child (Princess Charlotte) the first time she attended and when she was expecting her third child (Prince Louis) a few years later.
The charity event originated back in 1912 (!) and has since been attended by many members of the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Yep, Meghan and Harry attended the show in 2018, when Meghan was pregnant with the couple's first child, Archie. Unfortunately the couple will not be in attendance this year.
Enjoy your date night you two, you deserve it.