Kate Middleton Invites Benedict Cumberbatch And Stars To A Palace Party

All the details on Kate Middleton and the Queen's royal reception with Benedict Cumberbatch, Downton Abbey stars and more...

Kate Middleton and the Queen are set to host a glamorous afternoon for Hollywood’s finest, with a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The Duchess of Cambridge has invited a batch of our favourite British stars for a swanky ‘do at the balance, being held in honour of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, of which the Queen is patron.

Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch is among the lucky celebs to bag an invite to the royal bash, alongside Cate Blanchett, Dame Helen Mirren, David Tennant and Sir David Attenborough.

K Middy may find time to grill Julian Fellowes on her favourite TV show, as the Downton Abbey creator is also said to have bagged an invite.

Around 250 guests, among them directors, producers, playwrights, actors and teachers, will pour into Buckingham Palace on 17 February from 6pm.

Other members of the royal family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, will meet guests in the state rooms after they’ve been treated to a series of performances int he Palace’s ballroom.

The event will follow Prince William’s starring role at this year’s BAFTA award ceremony, as he’ll present Dame Helen Mirren with a Fellowship Award.

That’s official then, Kate Middleton and the Queen are the hottest party hosts in town.

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