HEADLINE Kensington Palace celebrates its first Chinese New Year

HEADLINE

Kensington Palace celebrates its first Chinese New Year

By Qiang Wei | People's Daily app

22:30, February 01, 2018

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The Dragon Dance outside Kensington Palace (Photos: Courtesy of organizers)

London (People's Daily) - Kensington Palace, the royal residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, held its first Chinese New Year Celebration on Wednesday.

The event, dubbed “Kensington Palace China Night,” was hosted by the British Fashion Council, Vogue China and Chinese investor Wendy Yu.

It comes ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to China and the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Kensington Palace was decorated with Chinese lanterns and folding screens for the celebration.

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The Dragon Dance outside Kensington Palace

Guests were treated with Chinese traditional performances such as dragon and lion dances, and a performance on the guqin, a traditional zither.

Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, said she was very excited to be hosting a Chinese New Year celebrating event for the first time.

“Kensington Palace China Night” is one of many events in London to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Concerts, exhibitions and other celebrations will take place over the following two weeks.

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Wendy Yu and guests pose for a photo with Chinese fans.

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