The night before, at Kensington Palace in London hosted a charity evening Winter Whites Gala, which was organized by Prince William. The main purpose of the event - to help young homeless people. Note that the Duchess Catherine in the evening the prince was not the company.
Note that completely transformed the palace, he was decorated in a Christmas tale, and the red carpet has replaced the blue. In addition, it was decided to import snow - to create a festive mood.
Guests of the gala evening was Taylor Swift, Colin Firth, Jon Bon Jovi, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Blunt and many others. Laureate of the American Music Awards in 2013, 23-year-old Swift sparkled in evening dress Reem Acra and was very pleased at the invitation of the ceremony:
Oh, I'm so nervous before a performance at Kensington Palace! Snow, lights, decorations - all this creates an atmosphere of Christmas! Real surrealism! I'm in the palace!
During the charity dinner, Prince William, Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi sang together hit Livin'on a prayer, tearing the deafening applause of two hundred people in the hall. After that Prince William spoke movingly and awarded John Bon Jovi charity award Centrepoint Great Britain Youth Inspitarion Award.
At the end of the evening to a reporter's question about the experience of Us Weekly from a meeting with Prince by William Taylor Swift noted that it seemed to her very funny.