Kate Middleton and Prince William Shine as they sing-along with Gary Barlow

Xtra special guests: Royals show the Love Love for Barlow at charity gig
Xtra special guests: Royals show the Love Love for Barlow at charity gigBen Stansall / Rex Features

Kate Middleton was on sparkling form last night as she and Prince William, along with Prince Charles and Camilla, attended Gary Barlow’s charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Duchess of Cambridge is a huge Barlow fan and Take That hold a special place in the Royal couple’s hearts, as they sang along to the group back in 2007, at the Wembley concert organised by Wills and Harry in memory of Princess Diana.

Kate looked striking in a short black and cream dress from Zara (£69.99 for those of you still looking for that Christmas party frock) along with black tights, a black jacket and skyscraper black heels. Poor Gary Barlow looked tiny in comparison as he posed for pictures with Xtra special guests.

Kate and William were spotted singing and clapping along, and the Duchess appeared to know all the words to the Take That hits.

Before the show, they met with Barlow who said: "I hope you enjoy tonight and I hope it's not too loud."

According to The Mirror, music loving William replied: "The louder the better, the louder the better."

A host of acts took to the stage to perform with Gary at the sold-out gig, including Lulu, Marcus Collins and Olly Murs, who later commented: "William said some of their friends who had Justin Bieber posters on their walls had taken them down and put mine up!"

The two shows Gary put on are expected to have raised thousands for the Prince’s Trust and the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

When details of the shows were announced earlier this year, the Take That star said: "It’s really important to me that disadvantaged young people get the support they need, especially at the moment.

“The Prince’s Trust along with The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry are both doing great work with young people and I liked the idea of recognising the work of the whole family. I hope the money raised through these concerts will make a real difference to young lives.”

Nick Booth, Chief Executive of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, which Kate is also now a patron of, added: “We are delighted to be involved in such a fantastic event, drawing attention to vital projects that are transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We would like to thank Gary Barlow and all those involved in the concerts and hope that, through their kindness, we can rekindle the aspirations of so many.”

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