Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening

Last night, musical 42nd Street opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London's West End. The show received a royal seal of approval from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was given a pair of golden tap shoes by the producers and writer/director Mark Bramble. The Duchess attended the show in her role as Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

42nd STREET is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as 'We're In The Money', 'Lullaby of Broadway', 'Shuffle Off To Buffalo', 'Dames', 'I Only Have Eyes For You', and '42nd Street'.

Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway's newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of... Read our review here

Other guests at the starry opening night included Morgan Freeman, Hannah Waddingham, Bonnie Langford, Adam Garcia, Arlene Phillips, and Strictly Come Dancing pros Neil and Katya Jones.

See red carpet photographs below by Joanne Davidson/SilverHub

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Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge and producer Michael Grade Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge greets Ollie Duell from Each (East Anglia Children's Hospice) Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge greets Ollie Duell from Each (East Anglia Children's Hospice) Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
The Duchess of Cambridge Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Michael Grade, Dr Johnny Hon and Michael Linnit Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Rupert Graves Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Anne Reid Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Bonnie Langford Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Georgia May-Foote with her boyfriend George Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Georgia May-Foote Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Sara Cox Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Hannah Waddingham Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Fay Ripley Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Maureen Lipman Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Adam Garcia and Nathalia Chubin Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Katya Jones and Neil Jones Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Katya Jones and Neil Jones Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Arlene Phillips Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Arlene Phillips Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Sarah Hadland and Morgan Freeman Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Morgan Freeman Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Morgan Freeman Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Sarah Hadland Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
Jackie St Clair Photo Flash: The Duchess of Cambridge, Morgan Freeman & More at 42ND STREET West End Opening
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