Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg and his now famous horse “Joey” attended the red carpet premiere of “War Horse” in London over the weekend, and they were hosted by Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, who looked gorgeous in her gown and they didn’t even let a little rain hurt them. What’s next for the royal couple, who just got married last year? It’s Kate’s 30th birthday, which will be celebrated quietly and privately, and very low key, a palace insider tells Highlight Hollywood, of the Monday event.
In London’s West End, Spielberg found a welcoming audience and thousands of fans who stood out in the rain to see the Prince, his beautiful bride, and yes, a horse, who starred as Joey in the film, that I believe deserves and Oscar for Best Picture next month at the awards ceremony. “William wanted to take Kate out on a date and also introduce her to Spielberg, who she is a huge fan of. It’s the last big date they’ll have while she’s still in her twenties,” said a palace insider. “Will was very touched that Kate actually cried through most of the film.” When pressed if it could mean hormones? Pregnancy? The royal insider laughed and told Highlight Hollywood. “I’m not going to be the one who makes any announcements on behalf o the royal couple. When and if they are ready to make that announcement, there is no way Queen Elizabeth will have my head for spilling the beans,” concluded a Buckingham Palace employee.
Just moments before the couple got out of their car and went on the red carpet, the rain started coming down, which was a good excuse for handsome William to hold an umbrella for his striking bride. They spoke to fans on the rope line and granted media comments and then were quickly whisked away to enjoy the film. Kate left with not a smudge of mascara in sight, she dashed to the ladies room in time before leaving the event. Spielberg was obviously impressed, and the event was sponsored by DreamWorks, with proceeds going to the royal couple’s favorite charity, the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, which has just announced plans to support a trust set up to help military servicemen and women transition back into civilian life.
Leading man Jeremy Irvine was also impressed by the couple, and he even whispered nice words to Kate during a private reception after the film was shown. They hosted the reception at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Here again, I am angry with the U.S. Postal Service, which must have lost my invitation again!
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photograph Courtesy: William and Kate by Buckingham Palace, War Horse/DreamWorks
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