Kate Middleton Wears Zara Dress and Whistles Jacket To The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe performance

16 June 2012 by

Kate Middleton The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Zara dress and Whistles jacket for the performance (picture courtesy of PA Wire)

Want to know how The Duchess of Cambridge spends her Friday night? At the theatre... with 150 kids! Whilst Prince William watched England beat Sweden in the football (well, he is President of the FA after all), Kate stepped out on a solo engagement with her charity The Art Room, taking children from Oxford and London to watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The event, which had been kept secret, was low-key - as was the Duchess's outfit. She wore a Zara teal dress and Whistles black jacket, wore her hair loose and carried a small Anya Hindmarch clutch. More impressive were the black heels Kate wore to walk through Kensington Gardens from her home to the pop-up theatre site. 

Kate Middleton The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

Kate got given a cuddly toy to take home

The visit was Kate's second engagement for The Art Room since she became its Patron in January. In Febuary she visited one of the charity centres, which aims to help young people learn and achieve through art, and got so involved she left with red paint smearing her Orla Kiely wool dress. This time, she chatted and laughed with the children about the performance, admitting that she'd love the CS Lewis story as a kid and had seen many adaptations. All together, ahhh!


Kate Middleton The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

Kate showed off some new pearl earrings

Let's hope Kate got an early night though because she's got a weekend of royal duties coming up. Tomorrow, she'll join senior members of The Firm to celebrate the Trooping of the Colour (we're holding out for another McQueen showstopper) and then on Sunday she'll be digging out her trusty Barbour and wellies for a solo engagement with another of her charities ARK schools which sees kids building campsites deep in woodland. As ever, Grazia Daily will be watching - bringing you live updates of Kate's every fashion move.

To see all of Kate's outfits - go on, you know you want to - check out our Duchess of Cambridge lookbook.


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