Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge hosted 150 children and young people from one of her charities, The Art Room at a performance of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in Kensington Gardens on June 15th. According to our friends at What Kate Wore, Catherin paired her tried and true Zara dress with a Whistles jacket, Links of London jewels, Prada heels and an Anya Hindmarch clutch.
The Daily Mail‘s Rebecca English was on hand for the festivities, remarking that the Duke of Cambridge was no doubt at home not far away watching England play in the Euro 2012 football tournament (William is not only a huge fan of the sport, he’s the president of England’s football association).
The children who attended the play, based on the book by C.S Lewis, were from six schools in London and Oxford connected to the charity, which helps children from disadvantaged or challenging backgrounds to express themselves and develop confidence through art.
During intermission, Catherine chatted with the kids, asking one in particular, “Did you see all the animals on stilts and wasn’t Lucy cute?” Her Royal Highness was truly in her element, behaving like an old pro at the solo engagement. ”Wasn’t it amazing?” she said to the children and their parents. ”I just loved the way it is held in a tent. Really clever.”
‘Some of the characters are really quite frightening. I hope you don’t get too scared,” she added.
“What I really want to know is have any of you tried turkish delight?” Catherine asked another group. I have, ma’am. And I think it’s rather icky, if I do say so.
Afterwards, Catherine grabbed the chance to catch up with the cast. Asked if she’s familiar with the story, Catherine animatedly confirmed. “Of course! I read it as a child and have seen many adaptations. This was spectacular though.”