Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry will attend the world premiere of “Spectre” at the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) on Oct. 26, the Kensington Palace announced Wednesday. The announcement comes just after the CTBF revealed that the new Bond movie has been selected as the charity’s Royal Film Performance.
The event will take place at The Royal Albert Hall in London. "Spectre" is expected to be released in theaters on Nov. 6.
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"The CTBF exists to support creatives, production professionals, marketers and administration staff from script to screen, who find themselves in times of need for one reason or another," the organization wrote on its website. "Through donations, supporter subscriptions, and events including The Royal Film Performance™, we are able to help more than 1,000 beneficiaries and their families every year."
After weeks of speculation, it was announced earlier this month that the new Bond theme song will be performed by British recording artist Sam Smith. The song, written by Smith and Grammy winner Jimmy Napes, will be called "Writing's On The Wall." It will be the first Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.
"Sam and Jimmy have written the most inspirational song for 'Spectre' and with Sam’s extraordinary vocal performance, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ will surely be considered one of the greatest Bond songs of all time," the movie's producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement.
Smith, 23, said that he's honored to perform the song and considers it one of the highlights of his career.
"I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it,” Smith said.