Kate Middleton and Prince William’s brolly good show at African Cats

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits as they attended the UK premiere of African Cats at the BFI in London last night.

Kate looked simply stunning in a grey Matthew Williamson peplum dress, which was finished with a striking jade green and gold beaded trim.

William was dashing in his smart dark suit and red tie.

Ever the gentleman, the Duke held an umbrella over his darling wife’s head to protect her from the cold April showers and ensure those gorgeous bouncy locks stayed perfectly in place.

Nature documentary African Cats holds a special place in William’s heart, as the film aims to raise awareness and funds for UK-based animal conservation charity Tusk Trust, of which he has been a patron of since 2005.

The film, narrated by Patrick Stewart, tells the story of life on Kenya's plains for a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs. It was directed by British director Guy Ritchie, who also attended the premiere.

Speaking of William’s involvement with the charity, Charlie Mayhew, co-founder of Tusk Trust, told the Daily Mail: “It's enormously important and enormously valuable to have as our royal patron Prince William. His role, despite the Tusk agenda, on the global stage (is important) not just for our work but communicating the conservation message that everybody in conservation wants to get across. He's a powerful advocate for conservation in general.”

He added: “Kate as we know got engaged to Prince William out in Africa and she's got the same general love of the continent as he has. She very kindly came to LA (with William) to launch our USA patrons circle. I cannot tell you how successful that was.”

The Duke and Duchess delighted guests at the premiere, including a host of children, as they took time out to talk to them about the movie and the importance of the charity.

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