Catherine watches opening night of musical for patronage EACH

This evening, The Duchess of Cambridge attended at the opening night of the ’42nd Street’ musical, in aid of her patronage, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arriving at the opening night of the musical 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. (Stephen Lock / i-Images)

The premiere took place at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and the Duchess was in the West End to help an appeal for East Anglian Children’s Hospice. EACH is fundraising for a new purpose-built hospice in Norfolk called The Nook.

Catherine was in Norfolk back in 2014 with a set of Emma Bridgewater tea sets for sale as the appeal launched.

The stage show, starring Grammy award-winning singer Easton, attracted a number of famous faces to the event tonight, but Catherine was spotted speaking to children and their families who have been helped by the hospice charity.

Kate was presented with her programme for the event by Ollie Duell, who lives with a complex medical condition and is supported by the charity.


Songs the Duchess might have been tapping her foot to include ‘We’re In The Money’, ‘Keep Young And Beautiful’, and ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’. It returned to the stage after ending in 1989, starring a then-unknown Catherine Zeta-Jones.

42nd Street, a Tony Award-winning musical, features young Peggy’s story. She arrives in New York from small-town America and joins the chorus line of Broadway’s newest show and tries to get a big break.

At the end of the performance, the Royal guest was presented with a pair of tap shoes on stage.

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