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Kate treated to charity performance
The Duchess of Cambridge has met 150 youngsters from one of her chosen charities at a theatre performance - almost in her front garden.
While the Duke of Cambridge - the president of the Football Association - was watching England's Euro 2012 win against Sweden, Kate attended the new production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
The special ThreeSixty Theatre performance for the children and teenagers with The Art Room charity, of which she is patron, took place in the show's circus tent in Kensington Gardens.
Kate made the short journey to the performance on foot from nearby Kensington Palace, where she lives with William when he is not working as a search and rescue pilot on Anglesey, off the north Wales coast.
Wearing a teal dress from high street retailer Zara, coupled with a black jacket by Whistles, she watched the show with children from the charity before chatting with them during the interval.
She was given a cuddly toy of Aslan, the heroic lion at the centre of the Narnia books, by schoolgirl Suhani Kapoor. And Kate seemed at ease as she chatted with the children.
She asked one group: "What I want to know is: has anyone tried Turkish Delight?" a reference to the sweet used by the White Witch to entice Edmund Pevensie away from his siblings in Lewis's story.
The Art Room uses art to help children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
It works with 12 schools in London and Oxford and offers art as therapy to children and young people aged five to 16 to increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence.
Kate has been its patron since January this year and chose the charity when ThreeSixty invited her to bring children for a special performance.