The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for an exciting event on Thursday, attending the annual Royal Variety Performance for the first time ever. Expectant mum Kate Middleton wore a black Diane von Furstenberg dress for the night out, while William looked dapper in a suit. This year's show took place at the Palladium Theatre in London, where artists like One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, and Demi Lovato hit the stage for a show that featured popular singers, comedians, and dancers. When Harry Styles was asked about meeting Kate, he told reporters, "I said congratulations on the bump. [Though] she didn't look bumpy."
The tradition of the Royal Variety Performance dates back to 1912, with members of the royal family attending the show each year to show their support. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, which helps support artists throughout the UK, and Queen Elizabeth II is a patron of the organisation. Take a look at all the best pictures from the Royal Variety Performance!