When Harry Styles met Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge just met One Direction. It’d be enough to break the internet if Kim Kardashian hadn’t already broken it.

Kate Middleton meeting One Direction at the Royal Variety Performance

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Kate, who is about halfway through her second pregnancy, met Harry Styles and co at the Royal Variety Performance, which took place on Thursday night at the London Palladium in support of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund.

Will was there too, so he also got to say hello to Harry.

Prince William and Harry Styles at the Royal Variety Performance

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“I said congratulations on the bump,” Harry said, though he added that Kate ‘didn’t look bumpy’.

One Direction bandmate Liam Payne added: “It’s the most nervous I think I’ve ever been in my life.”

Here’s the royal couple arriving together at the event.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Royal Variety Performance together

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And here’s an arty pic of Kate, in her Diane von Furstenburg gown, with just the tiniest hint of the pregnancy that Harry couldn’t make out.

Kate Middleton at the Royal Variety Performance

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Harry and Liam – along with his bandmates Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan – also got to meet Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber. That probably wasn’t quite as exciting, but it is an excuse to show another picture of One Direction.

Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber and One Direction

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And here are the boys not being blocked by any members of the aristocracy.

One Direction at the Royal Variety Performance

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The band performed along with Bette Midler, Ed Sheeran and the couple’s wedding singer, Ellie Goulding. Simply Red, whose frontman Mick Hucknall was one of the favourite artists of William’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, was also due to perform.


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