Rumba night for the royals?
Kate Middleton secretly brought two of her three children — Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 — to a taping of the UK’s version of “Dancing With the Stars” on Saturday.
The future queen appeared in great spirits despite being recently named — alongside father-in-law King Charles III — as one of the royal family members who allegedly questioned the color of Prince Harry’s son’s skin prior to his birth, which was revealed in the Dutch translation of the book, “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survial” by Omid Scobie.
Instead, Kate put on a brave face as producers of the show, called “Strictly Come Dancing,” introduced her to BBC hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, while Louis put on a toy crown, the Sun reports.
Not to be outdone, older sister Charlotte also joined Louis by sitting in a judge’s seat and held up paddles with scores on them.
Kate, 41, “took pictures of the children in the judges’ seats,” a source told the outlet.
“She seemed really relaxed and was all smiles,” the source added. “She was polite, sweet and charming with everyone and made sure Louis didn’t get over-excited.”
Prince Louis, who has had plenty of practice making silly faces on the balcony of Buckingham Palace over the years, also reportedly viewed the ballroom from the show’s own balcony at one point.
In 2018, Prince William revealed that Charlotte “loves dancing” while attending the Commonwealth Day reception at Marlborough House in London.
One year later, William also told head judge Shirley Ballas and host Winkleman that Kate and her mom, Carole Middleton, listed the series as one of their TV guilty pleasures.
“Catherine is a huge fan and my mother-in-law loves it,” he said in November 2019.
The dad of three jokingly added at the time, “Why does Claudia never dance?”
“I’m too creaky!” Winkleman replied with a laugh.
The future king, 41, and the couple’s eldest son, Prince George, 10, were noticeably absent from the festivities on Saturday.
Back in September, Kate opted out of joining William at the 2023 Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony in Singapore in order to watch over George, who had school exams that week.
The Duchess of Cambridge previously attended the event with William the last two years.
Despite having a good time on Saturday, Kate is said to be “saddened” over the turmoil the “Endgame” book has ignited. Harry and wife Meghan Markle initially alleged that some royal family members asked about Archie’s skin color before he was born during a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“Kate was 100% not one of the people who discussed it,” a source recently told Us Weekly. “She is saddened that her name got pulled into this, because she had nothing to do with it.”
“This has closed the door on any reconciliation with Meghan as far as Kate is concerned,” the insider went on. “She has had enough of Meghan’s antics and wants absolutely nothing to do with her. She will never make up with her.”