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On Her Majesty's service: William, Kate and Harry dazzle at Spectre premiere

Published 26/10/2015

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure,
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure, "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Daniel Craig attends the Royal Film Performance of "Spectre"at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Stephanie Sigman attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
David Walliams during the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry 9left) attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Ben Whishaw arrives for the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge (right) and The Duchess of Cambridge meet charity representatives as they attends the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond Royal. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Mohamed Al-Fayed and family attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Joan Collins attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Monica Bellucci attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Tanya Burr attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Dame Joan Collins attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Sam Smith attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Ralph Fiennes attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Gareth Bale and girlfriend Emma Rhys-Jones attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Lea Seydoux and Daniel Craig attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Laura Bailey attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Naomie Harris attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Ben Whishaw attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Naomie Harris attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
(L-R) Britain's Prince Harry, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONChris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Daniel Craig (L) kisses his wife Rachel Weisz before the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ALAN DAVIDSONALAN DAVIDSON/AFP/Getty Images
British actress Joely Richardson (C) poses with her daughter Daisy Bevan (L) on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
British singer Ronan Keating (L) and Storm Uechtritz pose on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress Luciana Paluzzi poses on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Swedish actress Kristina Wayborn poses on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
British television presenter Chris Evans (L) poses on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman poses on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman poses on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Austrian actor Christoph Waltz poses on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
French actress Lea Seydoux (L) and Italian actress Monica Bellucci pose on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Austrian actor Christoph Waltz poses on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
British comedian David Walliams (L) and TV presenter Susanna Reid take part in the live broadcast for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz attend The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure, "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Davidson /WPA Pool / Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz attend The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure, "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Davidson /WPA Pool / Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz attend The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure, "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Davidson /WPA Pool / Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) meets charity representatives as he attends The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure, "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure, "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Davidson /WPA Pool / Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Will.i.am attends the Royal Film Performance of "Spectre"at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci attend the Royal Film Performance of "Spectre" at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci attend the Royal Film Performance of "Spectre"at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Naomie Harris attends the Royal Film Performance of "Spectre"at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: David Walliams and Susanna Reid attend the Royal Film Performance of "Spectre"at Royal Albert Hall on October 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge added a touch of glamour - if any were needed - to the world premiere of the latest James Bond blockbuster Spectre.

Kate was last to arrive on the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall but all eyes were on the Duchess in her elegant blue Jenny Packham dress.

William and Prince Harry showed they were neither shaken nor stirred but looked sharp in their tuxedos - the outfit of choice for 007s past and present.

As they stepped from their chauffeur driven Bentley waiting to greet them were the movies' co-producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and director Sam Mendes.

The stars of the movie had arrived before the royals made an appearance with Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz leading the list of celebrities.

The were followed by the film's baddie Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes and Sam Smith who has recorded the movie's theme song.

Inside the Royal Albert Hall there was a long line of cast and crew waiting to greet the royals and they spent their time walking down the line talking to everyone.

Harry made a point of greeting the partners of the stars who stood behind the famous faces.

When he came to Craig he put his hands on his shoulders as if measuring for himself how big the actor had become for the role and the performer smiled at the gesture.

All three royals were taken by a little boy Max Vasadi dressed in a suit, whose grandmother is a trustee of one of the organisations benefiting from the event, who presented a posey to the duchess.

William and Kate crouched down to speak to the boy and his mother Sam Bennett, who worked on the marketing of the movie, said: "William was saying how smart he looked and was asking him where he got his trainers."

William, Kate and Harry were representing the Queen at the premiere as she is patron of the CTBF (Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund) which will benefit from the proceeds raised by the royal event.

The trio were offered the chance to nominate two other organisations to receive funds and put forward Save The Children and ShelterBox, which provides emergency supplies and shelter in disaster areas.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "They wanted to acknowledge the work of Save The Children helping families fleeing the conflict in Syria and ShelterBox which did work in Nepal during the earthquake."

The royal trio attended a brief reception where they met staff and senior figures from the three organisations benefiting from the premiere.

"I'm looking forward to a good evening tonight," Kate, 33, said as she met Stan Fishman, who has served as a CTBF trustee for 20 years.

Alison Wallace, chief executive of ShelterBox, said: "For a small organisation like ShelterBox, this is a wonderful opportunity to raise our profile and, of course, funds. The Duchess of Cornwall is our president so I think their royal highnesses might have heard about our work from her."

Harry, 31, told Ms Wallace: "Congratulations on everything you do. Enjoy the film."

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