Other members of the public was Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, who howled with laughter as Clary dispatched two of her cabinet colleagues, joking that “little” Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary. Health, had been on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s back during the lockdown and was mocking. to Minister Michael Gove’s obsession with Scottish eggs.
Pantoland, billed as a celebration of pantomime, featured a host of other famous faces including Elaine Paige Beverley Knight, Nigel Havers and Joseph star Jac Yarrow.
Members of the public were kept the required distance from each other, seated in domestic bubbles with separate seats.
During the meantime, the Duke and Duchess also met with a small number of key worker families to learn more about their experiences over the past year.
The Duke told Dom Warren, 35, of Hastings, who uses the surplus food to feed struggling families: “Take care of yourself. You need to take care of yourself for the long haul, because then you can take care of others.
Asked what the Cambridges thought of the show, Mr Warren replied, “They said they thought it was amazing.”
Later, when the royals left, the children of the main workers, who were asked what they wanted for Christmas when they arrived, were given Hamleys gift bags containing some of their requests.