The Duchess of Cambridge turned her hand to hosting on Wednesday evening as she hosted a Christmas Carol Service at Westminster Abbey. The ‘Together at Christmas’ Service is set to be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve and saw the duchess accompanied by her husband, The Duke of Cambridge, as well as other members of the Royal Family.
Ahead of the service, The Duchess of Cambridge wrote of the concert and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, “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.”
Catherine continued, “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 all of us. 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.”
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a festive Catherine Walker coat at the event as well as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s sapphire fringe earrings loaned to her by Her Majesty The Queen.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were among the royal guests at the service as well as The Countess of Wessex and Zara and Mike Tindall. Performers at the service included singers Ellie Goulding and Leona Lewis.
On Christmas, The Duchess wrote, “Christmas is a time when we can reflect on the past, listen to one another, focus on the relationships that nurture us and build our resilience, so we can look forward to a brighter shared future.”