The royal mom hit London's West End to benefit a children's hospice charity

By Simon Perry
April 04, 2017 02:22 PM
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Princess Kate stepped out for a night at the theater on Tuesday.

The royal mom of two, who stunned in head-to-toe red as she walked the red carpet, was guest of honor at the opening of the musical 42nd Street, which stars Grammy winner Sheena Easton, in London’s West End.

Kate opted for a full-skirted crimson dress by Marchesa Notte for the opening night. She accessorized her look with a matching red clutch and heels.

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The evening performance was a fundraiser for one of her favorite charities, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Before the performance, which the charity hopes will help raise around $520,000 toward the $14 million “Nook Appeal” for a new hospice in Norfolk, Kate met 12-year-old Ollie Duell, who lives with a complex medical condition that affects his bowel and stomach.

His condition means he has to be attached to several tubes to help with breathing, feeding and more. He is also attached to a pump 22 hours a day and requires 36 medicines four times a day plus multiple intravenous drugs.

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“She’s very pretty and I want to talk to her about the hospice and how I like going there,” Ollie told reporters at the event. “I also want to tell her about Pokemon.”

Ollie was there with his parents, Claire and Gavin, and 18-year-old sister Georgina. His mother praised the hospice charity before the show: “EACH enables us to be a family, providing care and support for us as a whole. Having a safe place for Ollie to be cared for is the most valuable gift we could ever have been given.

“Ollie loves spending time at the hospice and the minute he gets there he is kicking off his shoes, getting a duvet and snuggling down on the sofa, with everyone running around seeing to his every need. EACH makes a really hard time just that little easier to deal with.”