Kate Middleton Is Not the Only Performer in the Royal Family — See Photos of Royals on Stage!

From Queen Elizabeth putting on pantomime plays to Prince Charles playing cello, the royals aren't afraid to take center stage

Princess Elizabeth; Prince Harry; Princess Diana
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Kate Middleton

In this image released December 24, 2021, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge accompanies singer Tom Walker on the piano during a performance of his song 'For Those Who Can't Be Here' during Royal Carols - Together At Christmas, a Christmas carol concert hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in London on December 8, which was broadcast on Christmas Eve 2021.
Kate Middleton plays piano at Together At Christmas 2021. Alex Bramall/Kensington Palace via Getty

Kate Middleton recently wowed royal watchers when she accompanied Tom Walker on the piano at the Christmas carol concert she hosted in 2021. The Duchess of Cambridge also played flute and sang growing up, but she's hardly the only performer in the royal family.

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Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret

Princess enjoyed playing roles in pantomimes held every Christmas Elizabeth is shown here; left; as Aladdin; Margaret Rose taking Princess Roxana part.
Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Star via Getty Images

As teenagers, Queen Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret helped stage and performed in pantomime plays, a slapstick-style show that is a family tradition around Christmas in Britain.

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Princess Diana

Princess Diana. Reg Wilson/Shutterstock

Princess Diana was a known lover of dance, and she stepped into the spotlight in 1985 at a charity gala held at the Royal Opera House in London. Diana and Royal Ballet dancer Wayne Sleep performed a dance to Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl," which they choreographed and practiced in secret.

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Meghan Markle

SUITS Patrick J. Adams as Micheal Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane
Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle on Suits. Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty

Perhaps the best known performer in the royal family is Meghan Markle, who was an actress before marrying Prince Harry. She was best known for her role in Suits, though she also appeared in the movie Horrible Bosses and on Deal or No Deal as a model.

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Prince Philip

Prince Philip in School Play
Prince Philip. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

Prince Philip showed off his acting chops during his time at Gordonstoun, where he played Donalbane in a school production of Macbeth.

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Prince Harry

Prince Harry Dressed In A Red Goblin
Prince Harry. Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Prince Harry took part in his school's nativity play in 1987, dressing up in a festive red and green ensemble.

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Prince Harry

Prince Harry arriving at Jane Mynor's Kindergarten
Prince Harry. Kent Gavin/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

The royal was upgraded to the role of a shepherd the following year.

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Prince Harry

Prince Harry
Prince Harry. Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

Prince Harry took the stage again in 2003, where he acted in a Eton College production of Much Ado About Nothing.

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Prince Charles

Charles Playing Cello
Prince Charles. Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Prince Charles studied a number of instruments, including cello.

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Prince William and Kate

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour
Prince William and Kate Middleton. Samir Hussein/WireImage

The couple found themselves at the center of a dance during a 2012 visit to Funafuti, Tuvalu.

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Sophie Winkleman

Sophie Winkleman- TWO AND A HALF MEN
Ashton Kutcher and Sophie Winkleman. Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

The wife of Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Queen Elizabeth's first cousin Prince Michael of Kent, is also an actress. She's performed on TV shows, movies and plays — including Two and a Half Men opposite Ashton Kutcher.

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Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry
Prince William and Prince Harry. Samir Hussein/WireImage

Rumor says the brothers filmed cameo appearances in Star Wars: The Last Jedi disguised as Stormtroopers. Unfortunately, the scene was cut — it seems Stormtroopers have a required height of 5'11", and both William and Harry were too tall.

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Queen Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth
Princess Elizabeth. Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images

The future monarch is barely recognizable in costume for a 1944 staging of Old Mother Red Riding Boots.

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Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice
Princess Beatrice. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Princess Beatrice made a cameo appearance in the Emily Blunt-led film The Young Victoria, making the first royal to appear in a non-documentary film.

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