William, Kate and Harry host party for children who lost parents in Armed Forces

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have honoured the memory of Armed Forces men and women who died serving their country by hosting a Buckingham Palace tea party for their children. 

William, Kate and Harry welcomed more than 800 children and teenagers to the Queen's famous London home for the Party at the Palace event, at which its sprawling garden was transformed into an open-air festival for the guests, who brought a surviving parent or guardian.

Entertainers included the ventriloquist Nina Conti, daughter of actor Tom Conti, singer Jess Glynne and Britain's Got Talent-winning magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones.

Kensington Palace said: "Their Royal Highnesses have arranged the event as a way to acknowledge and honour the fact that a number of young children have had to come to terms with the loss of someone very close to them at a young age, having lost a parent in armed service to the country."

Kate arrived wearing a dress by Chloe, an outfit she wore during her tour of Canada when she took Prince George and Princess Charlotte to a children's party.