Duchess Kate loves musicals, and it seems she’s passing her love of theatre on to her children.
On Nov. 18, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out to the Royal Variety Performance in London, where the mom of three was thrilled to meet performers from Mary Poppins. The new version of the musical is on stage now in London’s West End.
While there, Kate was seen speaking with performers from the production, including pop music legend Petula Clark. Nuala Peberdy, 14, who plays Jane Banks in the musical, also got the opportunity to speak with the duchess. She told HELLO! UK that Charlotte is quickly becoming a theatre kid!
“[Kate] said that her children love performing at home, particularly Charlotte,” Nuala said. “She told us how lucky we were to be on stage in the West End and asked how we managed to do it with all our schoolwork. I can’t tell you how exciting it was to meet them.”
Kate also spoke with Aurelia, 6, from acrobatic group Zurcaroh, who also said the duchess told her Charlotte and her big brother Prince George love doing cartwheels at home. Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall luckily have long halls in which the children can do this – and large yards outside, so hopefully neither of them are doing handstands in front of the TV!
This was the third time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the annual show, which is held in support of the Royal Variety Charity, of which the Queen is a patron. Kate told the Mary Poppins cast her two eldest children very much wanted to come with her and Prince William to the evening, but she had to say no because it was a school night.
Kate looked stunning at the performance, stepping out in a black lace Alexander McQueen gown, which she paired with black heels and a matching clutch. She accessorized with a sweet nod to Canada, wearing Erdem earrings.