Joined by Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge recently hosted the event Together at Christmas at Westminster Abbey, paying tribute to the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic during the special Christmas carol concert.
The event gathered and celebrated 1,200 people, heroes who helped their communities during these difficult times. It will be available for public viewing upon the screening on ITV on Christmas Eve.
In a striking red, Kate donned a Catherine Walker coat. However, if we look closely enough we notice an honor bestowed upon her by the Queen – she was wearing a pair of her earrings that once belonged to the beloved Queen Mother.
What a special evening, seeing so many familiar faces, as well as meeting inspirational people who have gone the extra mile for their community in recent times. #TogetherAtChristmas pic.twitter.com/UJrPl5QgtG— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 8, 2021
The sapphire and diamond fringe Art Deco-style earrings which are now part of the Queen’s private collection, as they passed down to her majesty upon the death of the Queen Mother in 2002, were given to Kate to wear for the event.
The event featured a large royal turnout, Sophie Wessex, Princess Beatrice and husband EdoardoMapelliMozzi, Princess Eugenie and Zara and Mike Tindall were all in attendance.
Supporting the host, the Duchess’parents Carole and Mike, sister Pippa, brother James and sister-in-law Alizee were all present, along with popstars Leona Lewis and Ellie Goulding, England football hero Jordan Henderson and comic Jason Manford, all adding to the star-studded nature of the event.
The heroes of Operation Pitting which helped evacuate 15,000 people from Afghanistan attended as well.
Prince William also delivered a reading to the audience, joined by TV host Kate Garraway and Paralympian and doctor Kim Daybell.
Kate wrote in a foreword in Abbey’s order of service: “The Covid-19 pandemic has presented us all with countless and previously unimaginable challenges. We have lost loved ones, seen our frontline workers placed under immeasurable pressure, and we have experienced heart-wrenching isolation from those we hold most dear.
“Alongside this, we have seen how communities have come together to support those most in need. And through our separation from others, we have been reminded just how powerful human connection is to us all.
“Just how much we need one another. And how loving and feeling a sense of belonging to one another can provide comfort in tough times. The importance of simply being together.”