Kate Middleton decorates Christmas tree for carol service as she sends special message

Kate Middletonstunned in ared cardigan with floral detailingwhile helping decorate the Christmas tree at Westminster Abbey.

The trees were donated by Her Majesty The Queen from Great Windsor Park.

The Royals’ annual carol service took place at the Abbey on Wednesday 8 December, whichboth Kate and Prince William attended.

The event was hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, who dazzled in a red coat dress with bow detailing on the front, coupled with matching heels on the day.

With the service set to air on ITV in just two day's time, 24 December, Kate has revealed why she chose to host the event and explained that it’s “really special” to both her and Prince William, also 39.


“I’m so excited to be hosting Together at Christmas here at Westminster Abbey, a place that’s really special to William and me,” the 39 year old says in the programme’s introduction which was recorded before the service.

“We wanted to say a huge thank you to all those amazing people out there who have supported their communities. We also wanted to recognise those whose struggles perhaps have been less visible too.

“We’ve been through such a bleak time. We’ve seen so many challenges. We’ve lost our loved ones. We’ve seen our frontline workers under immense pressure. And also we’ve been more emotionally and socially distanced and isolated from each other.

“But I suppose through that separation, we’ve also realised how much we need each other and how acts of kindness and love can really bring us comfort and relief in times of distress.”

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Kate goes on to say that there are “many inspirational individuals” in attendance at the service, and that “we owe them a huge debt of gratitude for all they’ve done in bringing people together and supporting their communities”.

The Duchess further promised that the event has “so many wonderful carols”, and discussed how important music has been to many people over the course of the pandemic – including to herself.

“Music was so important to me during the pandemic as I think it was to so many people too,” said the Duchess.

“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,” Kate concluded.

The service will feature performances from Leona Lewis and Ellie Goulding and a performance of To The Day – a composition created for the service by poet and writer Lemn Sissay.

Royal Carols: Together At Christmas will air at 7:30pm on Christmas Eve on ITV.

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