This Christmas Eve ITV will treat the British audience with a special Christmas broadcast-Royal Carol: Together at Christmas, with fans getting the chance to see Kate Middleton show off her previously unseen talent. The Duchess will be taking part in her community carol concert set to air this evening by playing the piano herself during a part of her concert.
The announcement was made on social media by sharing a short teaser clip for the show, which sees the Duchess of Cambridge, looking stunning as ever in a red dress, walking up to the piano and taking a seat.
Kate has already talked about her excitement at hosting the Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey earlier this week, saying that the place is “really special to William and me,” in a new specially recorded message.
And of course, it is, as she and Prince William tied the knot there back in 2011, with the royal couple celebrating their tenth anniversary earlier this year.
The idea for this carol service came from the Duchess herself, who has led the project with the support of The Royal Foundation. The carol service, titled Together At Christmas, was attended by unsung heroes from across the UK in recognition of their inspirational efforts to protect and care for those around them.
Nominations were drawn from local Lieutenancies, community networks, charitable organizations and patronages of the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as those of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
While speaking about those invited to the concert, the Duchess said: “In the congregation tonight we’ve got many inspirational individuals. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for all they’ve done in bringing people together and supporting their communities.
“Tonight, we’re going to hear so many wonderful carols. Music was so important to me during the pandemic as I think it was to so many people too. But above all it’s about celebrating the goodwill, the acts of kindness, love, empathy, and compassion to help people come through these difficult times.
“I hope everyone can enjoy this evening with their family and friends. And I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
The Cambridge family will be spending this Christmas at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, and will invite Kate’s family, the Middletons, to join them in their festivities. The Queen will be spending this Christmas, a first in over fifty years without her husband Prince Philip, who passed away in April of this year, at Windsor, with the Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, joining her there.