The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Attend the Royal Variety Performance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the 72nd British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London.


Royal Albert Hall, London

Thursday 18th November, 2021

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 18th November.

The Royal Variety Performance takes place every year, either in London or in a theatre around the United Kingdom. The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which Her Majesty The Queen is patron. The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times. This year sees the centenary of the reigning monarch being patron, commencing with King George V in 1921.

The evening will be hosted by Alan Carr and will include performances from Ed Sheeran, Sir Rod Stewart, the cast of Matilda The Musical, Anne Marie, Years and Years, the cast of Cirque du Soleil, James Blunt, the cast of Moulin Rouge The Musical and Germany’s The Messoudi Brothers. The evening will also feature performances from Gregory Porter and Elvis Costello, as well as a special collaboration by actress Keala Settle and the Some Voices choir.

In 2021, the Royal Variety Charity has continued to support members of the entertainment industry with its own nationwide grants scheme, assisting many people who have found this past year a particularly difficult one. The Royal Variety Charity also continues to manage its own care home, Brinsworth House in Twickenham. The nursing and care staff have ensured that the home remains a place of safety, peace, and happiness for retired members of the entertainment industry. The residents are now back showing off their own theatrical skills and even producing and performing their own stage shows.

On the night, Their Royal Highnesses will meet a number of performers as well as Royal Variety Charity and ITV executives before and after the show.

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