MONDAY 9TH MAY 2011, LONDON
Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a Reception for Young People in the Performing Arts at Buckingham Palace on Monday 9th May 2011. Kathryn was honoured to be amongst the guests to have been invited by Her Majesty and she attended the event with Alasdair Tait, Chief Executive of the Young Concert Artist’s Trust (Pictured). Also present at the event were The Duke of York and Princess Beatrice, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent.
The reception was the first event to be held at Buckingham Palace since the Royal Wedding which had taken place ten days earlier. On arriving at The Palace guests attended a drinks reception and following this each guest was presented to Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Guests then moved to The Palace Ballroom to view a performance inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, produced by English National Ballet & Dramatico Entertainment, which was introduced by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
The evening recognised the achievements of Young People in the Performing Arts and those that support them. The reception was also attended by guests including Dame Helen Mirren, Kevin Spacey CBE, Jools Holland OBE, Sheila Hancock CBE and singer Duffy.