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The Cambridges reveal how their children reacted after hearing where they were going for their date night

The royal couple attended the glam Royal Variety Performance in London on Monday night.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked incredible as they made their way down the red carpet to attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre on Monday evening.
Opting for one of her favourite designers, Duchess Catherine dazzled in an Alexander McQueen black floor-length lace gown while Prince William looked dapper in a black tuxedo.
Prince William and Duchess Catherine oozed glam for the Royal Variety Performance at London's Palladium Theatre. (Image: Getty)
And while they were clearly enjoying their date night, their three children were not far from their minds as they chatted to performers and attendees, even revealing what Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had thought about their parent's having a night away from them.
As per Hello! Kate revealed to British singer Petula Clark that they had been excited when they heard where her and William were going – they love dancing and singing – and asked if they could come along too – cute!
"Not on a school night", Kate said she had to tell them though, adding to the cast of Mary Poppins that the three children would "love" to see the musical on stage.
Duchess Catherine chats to the cast of Mary Poppins, telling them the three Cambridge children would love to see the musical on stage. (Image: Getty)
The hosts Rob Beckett and Ramesh Ranganathan also had an opportunity to chat to the royal couple, and joked about how they were on a "date night".
Ramesh revealed he also had three children and told them he guessed that they would be thinking "Why did we do this?" tomorrow morning when the three littlies run into their bedroom, to which William and Kate both laughed in agreement.
The Royal Variety Performance is held annually in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which The Queen is patron.
The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health or difficult times.

Ahead of Monday's event, Kensington Palace shared a throwback photo of The Queen arriving at the Royal Variety Performance in 1952 with her husband The Duke of Edinburgh and sister Princess Margaret.
They also shared photos from the two previous occasions that Prince William and Kate have attended the event together, once in 2014 and once in 2017.

Last week Duchess Catherine was spotted cutting an equally stylish figure but in the most unexpected of places.
Ahead of an engagement to open a new hospice called the Nook as part of her role as patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), the 37-year-old was hard to miss, seen hopping off a train in one of her favourite Oscar de la Renta dresses, finishing the look with black tights, heels and a tote.