A number of tributes to the late monarch were part of the Princess of Wales’ Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey. Kate Middleton is remembering Queen Elizabeth II during the holidays.
In a new recording that starts the TV broadcast of her carol service, the Princess of Wales says that Christmas was a special time for the late Queen and her family.
“Her Majesty loved Christmas because it brought people together and reminded us of how important faith, friendship, and family are, as well as how important it is to show empathy and compassion,” says Kate, who is 40 years old.
She said these things while getting ready for the service on December 15 at Westminster Abbey. It was the second year that the Princess of Wales held the party to thank people for their work and service over the past year. It will be shown on ITV1 on December 24 during Catherine Zeta-Together Jones’s at Christmas show.
Kate, who is wearing a sparkly outfit and standing in front of a Christmas tree, says, “Last year’s event reminded me of what I love most about Christmas: seeing people come together, celebrate, and share special moments while also thinking about the past year.”
Princess Kate says that hundreds of “inspiring people” were invited to Westminster Abbey. They are “those who show the power of connectedness and community values, allowing us to continue Her Majesty’s tradition of recognizing and thanking those who have gone above and beyond to help others,” Kate says. “Her Majesty leaves behind an amazing legacy that has moved many of us deeply.”
The service also talks about those who have passed away. She continues, “Even though this Christmas will be very different, we can still remember the good times and traditions we shared. Slow down and enjoy all the wonderful things that make Christmas so special with your family and friends.”
Kate’s carol service paid tribute to the Queen, who made history, in a number of ways. For example, there were Paddington Bear ornaments on the Christmas trees, and Prince William read from his grandmother’s 2012 Christmas speech. Before the concert, the Princess of Wales also put a wild cherry tree in Dean’s Yard at Westminster Abbey to honor the Queen.
Princess Kate invited a lot of different groups to the concert. One of them was the choir from St. Mary’s Ukrainian School in London, which sang at the event. Along with the broadcast, the princess’s office at Kensington Palace put out the letter she wrote to ask them to be on the show.
She had met them at one of her official events earlier in the year. In a video shown on the show, headteacher Inna Hryhorovych is shown receiving a letter from the Princess of Wales thanking her for the care she gives to the families and children who attend the school “lifeline for everyone in the area. “This is only possible because of how hard you work and how much you care about the people around you, “Kate wrote.
She goes on, “Music has always been important to me, especially at this time of year, and we shouldn’t underestimate its power to bring us together. The children’s choir at St. Mary’s is a great example of how happiness, meaning, and comfort can be found in small places even during hard times.”
Kate invites them to the service and says, “If it’s not too much to ask, I’d also love for the St. Mary’s Ukrainian Choir to sing a carol for us…!” “Away in a Manger” was the song they sang.
The concert, which also had singer Craig David, Alexis French, and a special duet by Alfie Boe and Melanie C, will be shown on ITV1 in the U.K. at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.