The couple will attend a fundraiser for Kate's children's hospice charity

By Simon Perry
Updated June 17, 2016 03:35 PM
Credit: James Whatling

A select group of Michelin-starred chefs are set to conjure a very special meal for Princess Kate and husband Prince William, along with about 90 invited guests, at a grand house a short drive from the royal couple’s country home in Norfolk.

The dinner is set to take place this Wednesday – the day after William turns 34 – and will thank supporters of one of Kate’s favorite charities, East Anglia Children’s Hospices. The charity, which hopes the evening will bring in around $700,000, is focused on raising around $14 million to build a new hospice. Kate helped launch that appeal back in 2014.

The evening, called A Taste of Norfolk, is being hosted at Houghton Hall by the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, who are friends of the royal couple. It was at their estate that William and Kate and children Prince George and Princess Charlotte were spotted on a family outing during an afternoon of horse trials last month.

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The five top chefs creating the five-course meal are Galton Blackiston (who has a Michelin-starred eatery, Morston Hall, on the Norfolk coast) and Michelin-star holders Claude Bosi (Hibiscus in London), Sat Bains (Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham), Tom Kerridge (The Hand and Flowers in Harlow) and Mark Edwards of Nobu.

The dinner will be brought to a close with speeches from author and EACH Ambassador Anthony Horowitz OBE and the Marquess of Cholmondeley.

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Event organizer and EACH patron Emma Deterding thanked the royal couple for attending and said in a statement, “I have seen at first hand how incredible and important the development of the children s hospice movement is since its beginnings in the 1980s. I continue to be amazed by how hard EACH works to ensure that hundreds of children with life-threatening conditions and their families in East Anglia get the best care possible.

“The passion and commitment that the staff demonstrates and the care they offer both in the hospices and the community is inspiring and humbling in equal measure.”