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12 December 2018, 10:03
Last night saw three stars of the classical music world perform to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Royal Variety Performance 2018.
Their performance was followed by a beautiful rendition of Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who performed at the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year.
The show, which was broadcast last night (11 December) on ITV, was hosted by Greg Davies and also featured performances from Take That, George Ezra, Sigrid and Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy.
Also on the bill were the casts of musicals Hamilton and Tina, as well as stars of Imitation Game Rory Bremner, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Luke Kempner.
The annual concert, which was filmed several weeks ago, raises money for the Royal Variety Charity. The charity is dedicated to helping and caring for those who have worked in the entertainment industry, providing support for the sick and elderly.
Her Majesty the Queen is a patron of the charity, but she is often represented by members of the royal family if she herself does not attend.
This year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the concert.