Duchess of Sussex meets Take That during Royal Variety debut

Joann Johnston
November 20, 2018

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

Royalists will recall the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the guests of honour previous year, while Queen Elizabeth has attended the show 39 times in the past.

The evening included performances from the London-based cast of Hamilton, Clean Bandit, Andrea and Matteo Bocelli and more.

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Afterwards, Jo recalled to Hello! about her greeting with Meghan: "I said congratulations and she thanked us".

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On the red carpet Meghan was presented with a posy by seven-year-old Darcie-Rae Moyse, from Crowthorn in Berkshire.

The couple were entertained by a star-studded line up hosted by comedian Greg Davies, who congratulated the Duke and Duchess on the "wonderful news" of their pregnancy. Lee later said of meeting the royals: "It was incredible to meet them both".

"It's a great mix of speciality performers, comedy and music", Mr Giles said.

Hear more on the royal family, and Meghan's pregnancy, in the video below.

The Royal Variety Performance raises money for the Royal Variety Charity, of which The Queen is Patron, and in particular helps support the residents of Brinsworth House. The Queen has not attended since 2012.

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