The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have honoured the memory of Armed Forces men and women who died serving their country by hosting a Buckingham Palace tea party for their children

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have honoured the memory of Armed Forces men and women who died serving their country by hosting a Buckingham Palace tea party for their children.

William, Kate and Harry welcomed around 850 children and teenagers to the Queen’s famous London home for the Party at the Palace event.

The sprawling garden was transformed into an open-air festival for the guests, who brought a surviving parent or guardian

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace Photo (C) ANDREW PARSAONS, PA
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace Photo (C) ANDREW PARSAONS, PA

Entertainers included the ventriloquist Nina Conti, daughter of actor Tom Conti, singer Jess Glynne and Britain’s Got Talent-winning magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones.

After enjoying the live performances, the youngsters were wowed when RAF parashooters landed in the garden.

At the party, the children got involved in activities including face painting and plate spinning.

Kate arrived wearing a dress by Chloe, an outfit she wore during her tour of Canada when she took Prince George and Princess Charlotte to a children’s party.

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in the lacy cream ensemble, with a matching skirt and belt.

Prince Harry let out his inner child as he was taught how to spin plates properly by one of the other adults.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace Photo (C) ANDREW PARSAONS, PA
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace Photo (C) ANDREW PARSAONS, PA

Kensington Palace said: ‘Their Royal Highnesses have arranged the event as a way to acknowledge and honour the fact that a number of young children have had to come to terms with the loss of someone very close to them at a young age, having lost a parent in armed service to the country.’

The Duchess helped them to launch a water balloon from a large slingshot.

She grimaced as she let the elasticated sling go but opened her mouth in delight as the balloon burst.

Prince Harry smiled on as one of the children’s entertainers punched the air.

In a speech, he told the crowd: ‘We’re here to celebrate you’.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace

Kate took the time to meet many of the children who attended the garden party and was pictured shaking hands and talking with the youngsters.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace

Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE

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