Kate Middleton and Prince William will attend a gala dinner Wednesday. The British royal couple will attend the charity dinner that will honor one of Kate’s patronages, East Anglia’s Children's Hospices (EACH). It is being hosted by the couple’s friends David Cholmondeley, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his wife Sarah, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, at their country home, Houghton Hall in Norfolk.
Kate and William were pictured with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at their friends’ estate on a family outing during an afternoon of horse trials in May. The exclusive gala, which has been titled “A Taste of Norfolk,” is being held in celebration of the charity’s recent appeal to raise funds for a new hospice, The Nook.
A group of Michelin-star chefs will dish up a very special meal for Kate and William along with about 90 invited guests on the occasion. The dinner will be held a day after William turns 34 on Tuesday. Guests at the charity dinner will be treated to a sumptuous five-course meal.
The meal will be rustled up by renowned chefs including Galton Blackiston, Sat Bains, Claude Bosi, Tom Kerridge and Mark Edwards. The evening will begin with a champagne reception during which there will be musical entertainment by the Jefford Brothers and Sam Aldersey-Williams, and an appearance from 22-year-old magician Archie Manners. After dinner, the invitees will be treated to a performance from the charity’s Treehouse Choir.
There will be speeches from author and EACH ambassador Anthony Horowitz, and host The Marquess of Cholmondeley. The charity hoped to raise $700,000 from the gala dinner. Emma Deterding, event organizer and EACH patron thanked the royal couple for attending the gala in a statement to People.
“I have seen at first-hand how incredible and important the development of the children’s hospice movement is since its beginnings in the 1980s. I continue to be amazed by how hard EACH works to ensure that hundreds of children with life-threatening conditions and their families in East Anglia get the best care possible,” she said.