Kensington Palace has just confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge will be hosting a Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey.
The festive event is due to take place on Wednesday the 8th of December and will be supported by Prince William and Kate’s Royal Foundation, “to recognise and celebrate the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the nation who have stepped up to support their communities through the pandemic”.
The palace also shared that the whole event will be broadcast by ITV as part of a special programme in December.
Prince William and Kate shared an image on their Instagram account of the many invites that are being sent out to guests, all of them featuring the Duchess’ gold “C” monogram at the top.
Kensington Palace adds: “The event will bring together inspirational individuals from across the UK who have gone above and beyond to care for and protect those in need during the pandemic.
“They will be joined by those working in some of the key areas that Her Royal Highness and The Royal Foundation continue to focus on, including promoting the importance of mental health, supporting families and driving awareness of and action on the extraordinary impact of the early years.
“Guests will range from those involved in grassroots community initiatives, charity workers and volunteers, to teachers, emergency responders and armed forces personnel.”
The festive event will also include guests from different social groups, such as the more vulnerable and isolated in our communities-including people with limited social connections, the recently bereaved or those without their own homes.
The service will feature carols performed by the world-renowned Westminster Abbey choir, as well as readings and musical performances by a plethora of guests, blending traditional elements with a modern and inclusive feel to encompass people of all faiths and none.
There have been reports that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will be joining their mother at the service, however, no official confirmation has been released by the palace.