Kate to host exclusive charity gala with $18,650-a-head tickets

The Duchess of Cambridge is gathering some of the country's wealthiest and most philanthropic at an ultra-exclusive fundraiser in Norfolk. The glittering charity gala, hosted by the duchess, will raise money for one of her most beloved patronages - the East Anglia Children's Hospice (EACH) charity.

Tickets will cost between $11,200 and $18,650 a head according to a report in the Mail Online, and approximately 80 invitations have been sent out.

Kate's name features on the high society invite, which reveals that the lavish affair will take place on June 22 at Houghton Hall. The venue is the grand country house belonging to the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, which is just a short drive away from Kate's home Anmer Hall.


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Kate will host the lavish gala for select guests on June 22.

The ball will include a champagne reception and food by top chef Tom Kerridge. Entertainment will be provided in the form of a magician, live jazz and a lecture by writer Anthony Horowitz.


While tickets start at $11,200 per person, the option to stay at Houghton with the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley after the party is also available, and will cost $18,650.

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The party will be held at Houghton Hall near Kate's Norfolk mansion

Kate most recently carried out an engagement for EACH in mid-March. The Duchess travelled to the nearby market town of Holt in Norfolk to open a new EACH charity shop.

Despite leaving Prince George and Princess Charlotte at home, her children were clearly at the forefront of her mind as Kate picked up some sweet gifts for her brood. As the first customer of the shop, the Duchess purchased a $3.75 copy of Fireman Sam's Favourite Tales for her son George, who turns three in July.

"Fireman Sam is George's favourite," Kate revealed, while adding that her son had asked her to buy a toy helicopter.

Kate Middleton at charity
Funds raised will go to a children's charity that Kate supports

Prince William's wife also selected an £8 Tom Kitten Beatrix Potter figurine, which could have been for her daughter Charlotte. She paid for the items in cash with a $19 note.

Kate has been patron of the children's charity since 2012. EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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