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Carole and Michael Middleton, James and Alizée Thevenet watch Royal Variety Performance 

Kate Middleton’s family made a rare public appearance last night as they joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Albert Hall to watch the Royal Variety Performance.

Kate, 39, looked sensational in a green sequinned gown by Jenny Packham that she first wore on a 2019 tour of Pakistan for the event in London, while Prince William opted for a smart velvet suit.

As the pair stood to sing the national anthem, Kate’s parents Carole and Michael, as well as her brother James and his new wife  Alizée Thevenet could be seen standing alongside her in the box to the left of the Royal Box.

It marks the first public appearance for the family since James and  Alizée married in the French Riveria earlier this summer.

Kate Middleton’s family made a rare public appearance last night as they joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, at the Royal Albert Hall to watch the Royal Variety Performance (pictured left to right Carole and Michael Middleton, James Middleton and Alizée Thevenet) 

Kate looked sensational in a green sequinned gown by Jenny Packham that she first wore on a 2019 tour of Pakistan for the event in London, while Prince William opted for a smart velvet suit

Kate looked sensational in a green sequinned gown by Jenny Packham that she first wore on a 2019 tour of Pakistan for the event in London, while Prince William opted for a smart velvet suit

As the pair stood to sing the national anthem, Kate's parents Carole and Michael, as well as her brother James and his new wife Alizée Thevenet could be seen standing alongside her

As the pair stood to sing the national anthem, Kate’s parents Carole and Michael, as well as her brother James and his new wife Alizée Thevenet could be seen standing alongside her

Carole looked elegant at the event, opting for a v-neck black gown with three-quarter length sleeves and belt detailing.

The mother-of-three wore her brunette bob in a bouncy blow dry and appeared to keep her makeup natural for the occasion.

Meanwhile  Alizée cut a chic figure, donning a black sleeveless dress with a plunging neckline.

The newlywed opted to wear her blonde locks in loose waves across her shoulders.

Announcing his marriage with a picture of him and bride Alizée on Instagram, James said: 'Words cannot describe how happy I am'

Announcing his marriage with a picture of him and bride Alizée on Instagram, James said: ‘Words cannot describe how happy I am’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stood in the royal box as they sang the national anthem during the Royal Variety Performance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stood in the royal box as they sang the national anthem during the Royal Variety Performance

Thrifty Kate, 39, cut a chic figure in a recycled custom floor-length green gown by Jenny Packham teamed with towering suede stiletto heels as she arrived at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday evening

Thrifty Kate, 39, cut a chic figure in a recycled custom floor-length green gown by Jenny Packham teamed with towering suede stiletto heels as she arrived at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday evening

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles as she was handed a beautiful posy during the star-studded event (pictured)

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles as she was handed a beautiful posy during the star-studded event (pictured)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after watching the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after watching the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

Prince William speaks with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran after the Royal Variety Performance

Prince William speaks with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran after the Royal Variety Performance

Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Michael and son James looked typically dapper for the occasion, both wearing matching black tuxedos with bow ties. 

It marks the second public appearance for James and Alizée since they married. 

James, who got engaged to Alizée, 32, in September 2019 but had to delay the ceremony twice in the last year due to Covid, finally tied the knot in Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence in September. 

The newlyweds appeared more in love than ever as they arrived at the switch on of Bulgari’s Serpenti Christmas lights at its flagship boutique last week, before attending a star studded party in conjunction with Save The Children.  

Kate Middleton seen leaving the Royal Variety Performance 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Kate Middleton seen leaving the Royal Variety Performance 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Kate Middleton seen leaving the Royal Variety Performance 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Kate Middleton seen leaving the Royal Variety Performance 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Kate Middleton seen leaving the Royal Variety Performance 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall in London

The Duchess of Cambridge speaking to Anne-Marie after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

The Duchess of Cambridge speaking to Anne-Marie after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

The Duke of Cambridge speaking to Rod Stewart after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

The Duke of Cambridge speaking to Rod Stewart after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

The Duchess of Cambridge was given a flowers by 10-year-old Poppy Clee and Rowan Clarke on her arrival

The Duchess of Cambridge was given a flowers by 10-year-old Poppy Clee and Rowan Clarke on her arrival

The royal could be seen bending down and shaking hands with 10 year old Poppy Clee after she handed of a stunning bouquet of flowers

The royal could be seen bending down and shaking hands with 10 year old Poppy Clee after she handed of a stunning bouquet of flowers

The duo posed for pictures alongside Bulgari Europe Managing Direcotr Vincenzo Puji and UK Managing Director Joyce Weng at the star-studded party. 

It comes days after, James took to Instagram and posted a snap of one of his Cocker Spaniels, believed to be Ella, breaking his ‘unintentional’ social media detox following his September wedding.

Alongside the photo, he penned: ‘I’ve been so immersed in embracing and enjoying the first few months of being with my new wife. I’ve realised I have unintentionally taken a social detox… which I suppose is no bad thing…BUT we are back – hope you don’t mind.’

James, who occasionally goes weeks without posting on social media, urged his follows to take the odd break from being online. 

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) could be seen singing the national anthem as she attended the annual star-studded show, which this year is hosted by Alan Carr

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) could be seen singing the national anthem as she attended the annual star-studded show, which this year is hosted by Alan Carr 

The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre) arrive for the Royal Variety Performance

The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre) arrive for the Royal Variety Performance 

The Duchess of Cambridge speaking to Alan Carr after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

The Duchess of Cambridge speaking to Alan Carr after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

‘I highly recommend taking a social media detox from time to time – in fact I believe the saying is disconnect to reconnect,’ he wrote. ‘Over the last few months many of you have reached out…and thank you for checking up on me it means a lot.’

Prior to this, James’ last post was on September 12, when he announced his marriage with a picture of him and bride Alizée on Instagram and penned: ‘Words cannot describe how happy I am.’ 

Alizee, who swept her hair into a half-up do for the event, with two tendrils down each side of her face, opted for an off-the-shoulder gown which featured pretty lace detailing across the bodice.

Meanwhile, James looked every piece the proud groom, donning a white linen suit for the laid back event.

The Duke of Cambridge speaking to Gregory Porter after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

The Duke of Cambridge speaking to Gregory Porter after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

The mother of-three sported a bolder make-up look than usual, opting for smoky eye-shadow which she set off with pink lipstick

The mother of-three sported a bolder make-up look than usual, opting for smoky eye-shadow which she set off with pink lipstick

The royal donned a pair of gold dangling earrings

She wore no other jewellery than her engagement and wedding rings

 The royal donned a pair of gold dangling earrings (pictured, left and right), wearing no other jewellery than her engagement and wedding rings, and carried a simple green clutch bag which complemented her outfit

Thrifty Kate cut a chic figure in a glamorous green gown by Jenny Packham which she first wore during an official tour of Pakistan in October 2019

Thrifty Kate cut a chic figure in a glamorous green gown by Jenny Packham which she first wore during an official tour of Pakistan in October 2019

Kate first wore the gown during an official royal tour of Pakistan in October 2019

The royal dazzling in the embellished gown this evening

Kate first wore the gown during an official royal tour of Pakistan in October 2019 (pictured, left) and right, at the Royal Variety Performance

The mother-of-three appeared to be in high spirits as she walked the red carpet on Thursday evening (pictured)

The mother-of-three appeared to be in high spirits as she walked the red carpet on Thursday evening (pictured)

Kate's embellished green gown featured long sleeves and structured shoulders

It also featured crystal detailing around the neckline and waist

Kate’s embellished green gown (pictured, left and right) featured long sleeves, structured shoulders and crystal detailing around the neckline and waist 

The mother-of-three who looked positively glowing carried a simple green clutch bag which complemented her outfit

The mother-of-three who looked positively glowing carried a simple green clutch bag which complemented her outfit

Kate sported £125 Zenyu Chandelier Hoop Earrings by Missoma

The royal was seen waving to wellwishers as she arrived in London

Kate, who sported £125 Zenyu Chandelier Hoop Earrings by Missoma, was seen waving to wellwishers as she arrived in London

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles as she spoke to guests at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles as she spoke to guests at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London

The newlyweds were joined by 50 guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children at the Chateau Leoube, an exclusive vineyard in the village that produces some of France’s finest rose wine.  

Chateau Leoube is owned by British billionaire JCB chairman Anthony Bamford and his wife Carole.

Carole is quoted on the vineyard’s website about how the couple fell in love with the place when they set eyes upon it in 1997.

She says: ‘Anthony and I had been looking for a house in Provence for a while when we eventually found Léoube, our sleeping beauty.

‘Set back from a quiet bay on the coastline, the house had been owned by the same family for years but hadn’t really been touched – we fell in love with it.’ 

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William put on a very stylish display for the annual star-studded event (pictured)

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William put on a very stylish display for the annual star-studded event (pictured)

Kate looked the picture of elegance as she arrived in the embellished custom green gown (pictured)

Kate looked the picture of elegance as she arrived in the embellished custom green gown (pictured)

Kate looked the picture of elegance

She accessorised with a simple gold bag and pair of matching earrings

Kate looked the picture of elegance and accessorised with a simple gold bag and pair of matching earrings

The royal couple were all smiles as they arrived at the event which takes place every year, either in London or in a theatre around the United Kingdom

Prince William shook hands as his wife Kate watched on as the royal couple arrived for an evening of entertainment (pictured)

Prince William shook hands as his wife Kate watched on as the royal couple arrived for an evening of entertainment (pictured)

The Duchess of Cambridge smiled as she arrived this evening

The natural beauty opted for pink blusher and a complementing lipstick

The Duchess of Cambridge smiled as she arrived alongside her husband Prince William this evening (pictured, left and right), before being joined by her parents and brother once inside

The evening will be hosted by Alan Carr and will include performances from Ed Sheeran, Sir Rod Stewart and the cast of Matilda The Musical. Pictured, the royal couple

The evening will be hosted by Alan Carr and will include performances from Ed Sheeran, Sir Rod Stewart and the cast of Matilda The Musical. Pictured, the royal couple

This is the luxury chateau where James Middleton and his bride Alizee celebrated their secret wedding at the weekend

This is the luxury chateau where James Middleton and his bride Alizee celebrated their secret wedding at the weekend

Mr Middleton and Miss Thevenet, a trilingual French financial analyst, met in 2018 when his cocker spaniel, Ella, approached her at a private members’ club in London.

The couple, who announced their engagement in 2019, had originally planned to get married in May last year.

But they were twice forced to push back the date. He said in a post on Instagram in September last year: ‘It’s a year since I asked Alizée to marry me… what a year it’s been!

‘Two homes, lockdown, two attempts at a wedding, a litter of [dog emoji], launching of new company @ella.co, a beard shave and much more but the best part is that I get to share it with you @alizeethevenet and I can’t wait to take on whatever the future holds for us.’



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