Earlier this month, The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Christmas Carol service ‘Together at Christmas’ at Westminster Abbey. She was accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge for the celebration of the community. Hosted and spearheaded by the Duchess of Cambridge, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the event paid tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organizations across the UK who have supported their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week we are getting the small tidbits from the event ahead of its broadcast on ITV on Christmas eve as a special program.
Kensington Palace shared some pictures of The Duchess decorating the Christmas tree at Westminster Abbey and a clip of her opening remarks.
“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 Duchess of Cambridge
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. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/sQOsY2OVV6
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 23, 2021
“We wanted to say a huge thank you to all those amazing people out there who have supported their communities. We also wanted to recognize those whose struggles perhaps have been less visible, too. We have 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 realized how much we need each other and how acts of kindness and love can really bring us comfort and relief in times of distress.” – The Duchess of Cambridge at the Together at Christmas Carol Service.
In the Clip and pictures, The Duchess of Cambridge wore Miu Miu Cotton-Trimmed Cashmere Jacquard Cardigan. Thanks to CoutureRoyal for the id.
Catherine paired the top with Roland Mouret Axon Wide-leg Trousers. Thanks to Heaven on Twitter for the id.
The Duchess was wearing her Kiki McDonough Lauren earrings.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also sent a message to the NHS workers all around the UK ahead of Christmas and the festive period. They are the joint patron of the NHS charities and they thanked the NHS workers for their hard work during the pandemic.
Last week we also received the Cambridge family’s Christmas card. The picture was taken during a family holiday in Jordan this year.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that after much consideration, The Queen has decided to cancel the Christmas celebrations at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk and decided to stay at Windsor Castle. Clarence House confirmed that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be joining The Queen on Christmas day at Clarence House. Given once again we will not have the traditional Christmas walk watch we looked back at the Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas styles over the last decade in the above video.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Sir Tim Laurence has tested positive for COVID-19.
He and Princess Anne are isolating at Gatcombe Park and are unlikely to visit The Queen over Christmas. The Queen has cancelled her Sandringham break this year.
📸 Hello! pic.twitter.com/F9xQKuhOnF
— The Crown Chronicles (@crownchronicles) December 22, 2021
In other news, Buckingham Palace revealed that Princess Royal’s husband Sir Tim Laurence were tested positive for COVID this week. Both Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence are isolated at Gatcombe Park and will not visit The Queen. I wish both of them a speedy recovery.
Her Majesty’s Christmas message will be broadcast on Christmas Day. In the past, the Royal Family listened to the message after the Church service but this year it will be different.
The Cambridge family will be spending Christmas at Anmer Hall where they will be joined by some members of the Middleton family. It has not been disclosed whether they will be joining The Queen over the holiday period or not.
The Palace announced that a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will take place in the Spring of 2022 at Westminster Abbey. Further details will be announced in due course. The Duke left the world peacefully this year in April. The congregation will include family, friends, dignitaries, and representatives of many charities and organizations with which The Duke of Edinburgh was associated.
We will have our annual year review sometime next week. The Duchess of Cambridge will be celebrating her 40th birthday with family privately at the Norfolk residence on January 09th next year. Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be back in school on January 11th. The family is scheduled to stay at Anmer Hall for the festive period. The Duchess is expected to resume her royal duties after January 11th. I will leave you with this beautiful portrait of Windsor castle depicting the Queen’s current residence in 1887 and wish all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! see you all in 2022.