The Best Photos of the Royals at the 2023 Royal Variety Performance
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The Best Photos of the Royals at the 2023 Royal Variety Performance

The Prince and Princess of Wales were joined by Sweden's Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

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Every year, a member of the British royal family (or more than one!) attends the annual Royal Variety Performance. Since 1912, the show has taken place to support the Royal Variety Charity. That first year, in 1912, King George V and Queen Mary attended.

King George V decreed, "the Monarch or a senior member of the Royal Family, would attend an annual Performance, in aid of Brinsworth House and the Royal Variety Charity, once a year thereafter, to demonstrate the Royal family's love and support for the entertainment industry and its associated charity." So, there's been a royal guest at the performance ever since.

This year, the honor falls to two royal couples, one British and one Swedish. Prince William and Kate Middleton are joined tonight at Royal Albert Hall by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden. The Waleses have attended five times previously—including, most recently, in 2021.

This morning, the Prince and Princess of Wales welcomed the Swedish royals to Windsor Castle, and now, they're having a night out together in London. Here, see all the best photos of the four royals (and Cher!) at the 2023 Royal Variety Performance:

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Arriving for the performance, Kate looked glamorous in a teal dress.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales shared a smile as they arrived.

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Prince William held onto Kate's hand as they walked into Royal Albert Hall.

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The royals looked glamorous for their night out.

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden arrived right behind the Waleses.

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Princess Victoria wore a feathery black dress, and accessorized with bold jewelry.

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Her dress also featured a slit at the bottom.

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A full look at Kate's outfit, designed by Safiyaa.

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The dress featured a crystal embellished collar.

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Meanwhile, Prince William kept it classic in a tuxedo.

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The Swedish royals entered the Royal Albert Hall.

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Kate was welcomed with a bouquet of flowers.

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The royal couples sat together in a box for the performance.

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William and Kate sang the national anthem before the show started.

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Emily Burack
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Emily Burack (she/her) is the Senior News Editor for Town & Country, where she covers entertainment, culture, the royals, and a range of other subjects. Before joining T&C, she was the deputy managing editor at Hey Alma, a Jewish culture site. Follow her @emburack on Twitter and Instagram.

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