The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the premiere of Steven Spielberg‘s “War Horse” last night, at an event that benefited The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
The film, which tells the story of a young man’s experiences in WWI as he searches for his beloved horse after it is sold to the cavalry, was screened for six hundred military members and their families. The foundation has been working with military charities and those who serve in the various arms of the British military.
Spielberg spoke about Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s presence at the event, saying, “It’s a very prestigious honor because they represent an entirely new era in British royalty that has the entire world excited. I am delighted that the UK Premiere of War Horse is in aid of ‘The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry’ and that this special occasion is attended by two of the patrons, Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
“War Horse encapsulates for me a timeless personal story of courage. The movie, which I am proud to say was filmed here in Great Britain, deals with the discovery of humanity against conflict, and celebrates bravery, loyalty, tenacity and hope.’
“We are honored to dedicate this event in aid of the Foundation which recognizes the welfare of those who serve their country in the British Armed Forces.”
According to Spielberg, Middleton was moved to tears by the film, but was in a celebratory mood by the end. After the event, the Duke and Duchess hosted a reception at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckinham Palace, which raised several hundred thousand dollars for the Foundation.
Hopefully the couple’s “low-key and private” plans for tonight are equally entertaining, although less tear-filled — today is Middleton’s 30th birthday!