'Spectre' World Premiere in London Will Be Royal Charity Screening
The latest James Bond will debut as the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's annual Royal Film Performance, with Kate Middleton and Prince William on the guestlist.
Prince William and Kate Middleton may well be on the lookout for babysitters.
The British royals are on the guestlist for the world premiere of Spectre, which will screen as the annual Royal Film Performance, arranged by the U.K.'s Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, organizers said Wednesday. The premiere is set to take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 26.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to attend the event alongside the film's cast of Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, and Ralph Fiennes, plus director Sam Mendes and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who are vice patrons of the charity. Prince Harry is also on the list, although with Spectre having a 12A certificate, two-year-old Prince George and his new sister Princess Charlotte will have to stay at home.
“We are honored that their royal highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Royal Film Performance of Spectre and delighted the CTBF will be the beneficiary of the event,” said Wilson and Broccoli.
The CTBF, which provides care and support to those who have worked behind the scenes in the U.K.'s film, cinema and television industries, has been running its Royal Film Performances since 1946, when it screened the David Niven-starring A Matter of Life and Death. Since then, two Bonds, 2002's Die Another Day and Casino Royale in 2006, got a royal premiere.
Spectre will be released in the U.S. on Nov. 6.