Prince William and Kate Middleton met One Direction, McBusted and Bette Midler when they attended the Royal Variety Performance.
Traditionally Queen Elizabeth alternates attendance with Prince Charles, but this year saw younger members of the royal family take their place.
One Direction’s Harry Styles said the expectant Kate Middleton “didn’t look bumpy”.
Fellow One Direction singer Liam Payne said meeting the royal couple was “the most nervous I think I’ve ever been in my life”.
Kate Middleton, who is 16 weeks pregnant with her second child, enjoyed catching up with her old school friend, comedian Jack Whitehall.
Shirley Bassey, Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran were also performing at the show at the London Palladium, which was hosted by Michael McIntyre.
The annual event, held in aid of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund, will be broadcast on ITV in December.
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