Duke and Duchess of Sussex expect for their Royal Variety Performance debut appearance
The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex will be attending the Royal Variety Performance together for the first time.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have just returned from their hectic tour of Australia, Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand, but their agenda is already packed with events, reported Hello Magazine on November 2, 2018.
Apart from the World War I Centennial celebrations on November the 11, and the Prince of Wales' birthday on November 14, the couple can look forward to the 2018 Royal Variety Performance on November 19.
“For our last number I'd like to ask your help: Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.”
John Lennon, Royal Variety Performance, 1963.
A CELEBRATION OF TALENT FOR CHARITY
The Royal Variety Performance first started in 1912, under the aegis of King George V and Queen Mary, and was later transformed into a televised variety show with the purpose of raising money for the Royal Variety Charity.
The Performance is always attended by senior members of the British Royal Family and consists of several genres of entertainment: comedy, music, dance, magic, and other specialty acts.
CELEBRITY PERFORMERS TO ENTERTAIN THE ROYAL FAMILY
The list of artists who have had the privilege to perform before the Royal Family is long and reads like a who' who of talent for the 20th Century - and beyond. Among them were Laurel and Hardy in 1947, the Beatles in 1963, the Supremes in 1968 and the Blue Man Group in 2005.
DUCHESS MEGHAN'S FIRST ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE
This will be Duchess Meghan's first Royal Variety Performance since her wedding in May 2018, and will offer the opportunity for the Duchess to don yet another of her glamorous gowns and watch a plethora of the world's top talent perform from the Royal box.
A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP
In addition to the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2018, Lee Ridley, the lineup includes Take That, Clean Bandit. Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo, Sigrid and Rick Astley, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and the casts of the West End shows "Hamilton," and "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical."
The audience will surely be just as eager to catch a glimpse of Duchess Meghan who announced her first pregnancy on October 15, as of the stars performing on the stage of the London Palladium Theatre.
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A SWEET PERSONAL PHOTO OF THE ROYAL BABY BUMP
The Duke and the Duchess delighted their fans by sharing a personal photo taken during their recent tour of the Antipodes.
The photograph was taken by Prince Harry during the couple's their final day in New Zealand and was posted on the Kensington Palace official Instagram account captioned:
"A message from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: 'Thank you New Zealand for the most wonderful last week of our tour. It has been a privilege to meet so many friendly Kiwis.'"
The photo was taken on a visit to the Redwoods Tree Walk - a 700m-long walkway of suspension bridges between gigantic 117-year-old Redwood trees.
The photo shows Duchess Meghan smiling at the camera and cradling her baby bump. The Duchess was dressed casually in a warm puffa jacket, with her hair tied back into a loose bun, and she traded her customary heels for flat shoes.
In a touching moment, Prince Harry referred to their future child as "the little bump". The Royal baby is expected to arrive in the Spring of 2019.