A community choir that performed during East Anglia's Children's Hospices’ (EACH) charity gala has managed to leave a lasting impression on Kate Middleton with their moving performance.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the guests of honor during EACH’s dinner charity event held Wednesday at Houghton Hall. The royal couple, along with other gala guests, were serenaded by EACH’s Treehouse choir, as well as singer Charlotte Markham. Emma Deterding, a patron of the charity and one of the event organizers, told People magazine that Kate was touched by the choir’s performance.
She shared that the Duchess of Cambridge was “clearly very moved” by the performances of the talented singers. Deterding also commented that the royal couple was on “very good form” during the charity dinner gala. She also complimented the royal mother-of-two for her work with the said organization. EACH has been one of the charities that Kate has supported over the years. The Duchess has even played an active role in helping the charity with its various projects.
Deterding even stated that Kate has been very knowledgeable and conscious of the kind of work that EACH does. The organization aims to support families, as well as care for children and young people that have been afflicted with life-threatening illnesses. “The Duchess works for the whole children's hospice movement … I'm sure she spends a lot more time on it than the media give her credit for,” Deterding commented.
Meanwhile, Kate and Prince William were decked out in their finest formal wear for the said charity dinner event. The Duke of Cambridge looked handsome in his black suit while the Duchess recycled a pale pink Jenny Packham gown. Avid royal fans may recall that Kate wore the designer dress during her first formal engagement in June 2011 after her royal wedding.
EACH’s dinner gala held Wednesday was a fundraising event to support the charity’s new hospice project, the Nook.