Tonight Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis joined their parents for a special performance of Pantoland at the Palladium.
Pantoland is a popular annual event, and today’s performance was held for key workers and their families as a way to say ‘thank you’ for everything they have contributed this year during the pandemic.
Rhiannon Mills of Sky TV tweeted a video.
First red carpet event for Prince Louis, being very well behaved along with Princess Charlotte and Prince George as they arrived with mum and dad @LondonPalladium to watch a special pantomime performance put on for key workers and their families pic.twitter.com/70J5Z4bQow
— Rhiannon Mills (@SkyRhiannon) December 11, 2020
Another view of the family as they arrived.
More from the BBC’s coverage :
When the Cambridges first arrived at the Palladium, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Louis stopped briefly to watch actors dressed as elves entertaining the guests on the red carpet.
Another view of the children.
And a video from Richard Palmer of The Express as they got a little closer to the theater entrance.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their children to a special pantomime for key workers at the London Palladium this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/V1l4mXEWJA
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) December 11, 2020
More from Metro’s story:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave their children an early Christmas treat on Friday night with a trip to the pantomime in London’s West End. In a rare public outing, an excited Price George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis watched a performance of Pantoland with parents William and Kate in the royal box.
As far as I know, this is the first time any of the children have been in a royal box at a public event.
They watched their father give a speech before the entertainment got underway.
From his remarks:
We are here tonight for a very special performance. Special, because of you – the key workers here in the audience. You have given your absolute all this year, and made remarkable sacrifices.
So too have your families, who I’m sure have seen far less of you than they would have liked. It’s lovely that you are all here together tonight.
In this photo, I believe Louis and Charlotte are watching their father.
They also seemed to enjoy the show thoroughly.
Emily Andrews of The Daily Mail reports, “Louis was a particularly enthusiastic clapper, sitting on his mum’s lap, whilst Charlotte and George joined in too in the Royal Box.”
They have all have grown since we last saw them.
Now for our look at what the children wore.
Prince George was in a sweater by Ralph Lauren, the Boys Cable Wool-Cashmere Sweater ($50.99).
Thank you to Christin for that ID. Beneath the sweater, Prince George wore a solid shirt, but there aren’t any photos with details that would allow an ID. Nor do I know anything specific about his trousers. His shoes appear to be a basic lace-up style in black or navy leather.
Princess Charlotte was in a dress that has yet to be identified. UPDATE DEC 12: Charlotte’s dress is by a designer called Nicoletta Fanna. The style is the ‘Sveva Dress’ (£75, about $100). It is offered by Il Porticciolo, a London-based childrenswear retailer specializing in Italian-made products, with a retail store in Chelsea.
The dress is 100% cotton in a brown and navy check (not grey as I thought) with buttons up the back bodice.
Thank you to Mari on Twitter for letting us know about the dress!
Her shoes are a black patent leather Mary Jane style with a two-strap design. Below, some closeups and an example of a girls’ double-strap style from Nina Shoes.
Another example is the pair below by Pèpè but again, I don’t believe this is the pair Charlotte is wearing. (I don’t see Kate spending $170 on a pair of children’s shoes, but, as always, I could be wrong.)
Charlotte’s hair was partially back in a French braid.
Now to Prince Louis.
Many immediately recognized the jacket he was wearing, the Amaia Kids Redwink Jacket (£85, about $115 at today’s exchange rates); his older brother wore it to a Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace in 2018.
The jacket is a classic piece crafted of boiled wool in ‘Dutch blue,’ with navy piping and traditional leather buttons. Beneath the jacket, Prince Louis was in a cable knit sweater that looks like the Thomas Brown ‘Jamie’ Jumper ($65) in a wool/polyamide blend with ribbing at the cuffs and hem, as well as the brand’s embroidered elephant logo. Thank you to UFO No More for the sweater ID.
Below you see the two pieces we just covered, as well as another piece worn by Prince George that Prince Louis may have been wearing today, the Amaia Kids ‘Ralph’ checked shirt, a style that is no longer available.
The Prince might have had on a pair of navy corduroy trousers. Lisa suggested on Facebook that Louis was wearing the lace-up shoes by Start-Rite that Prince George wore in Warsaw; that’s certainly possible. That style is called ‘John,’ and it is no longer available. Below, the shoes when Prince George wore them in Germany.
A quick note: I have received some questions about a new Cambridge family Christmas card. I understand there was a request it not be circulated so I am not going to post it here.
Here is one more photo of the family.
I will update the post if I learn anything more about what the children wore.