The Princess of Wales’s Heartfelt Tribute to the Late Queen

This Christmas will be our first without her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty held Christmas close to her heart as a time that brought people together and reminded us of the importance of faith, friendship and family and to show empathy and compassion” – The Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales's Heartfelt Tribute to the Late Queen
Kensington Palace//Screenshot by Isa on Twitter

Ahead of her second Christmas Carol broadcast on ITV, The Princess of Wales, Catherine, released a video message in which she paid a heartfelt tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who passed away this year in September. This would be the Royal Family’s first Christmas gathering at the Sandringham without Queen and Prince Philip who passed away in April 2021.

Ahead of her second Christmas Carol broadcast on ITV, The Princess of Wales, Catherine, released a video message in which she paid a heartfelt tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Kensington Palace

The Princess of Wales hosted the second Christmas Carol service at Westminster Abbey on December 15th which was attended by King Charles III, Queen Camilla, The Prince of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, The Countess of Wessex, The Duke of Gloucester, Princess Beatrice and her husband, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Mike and Zara Tindall.  You can read more about the event here.

The Carol service was to be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve. Ahead of the broadcast Kensington Palace released this video message that was recorded a day before the service at Westminster Abbey.  The video began with Princess saying, “I’m so thrilled to be back at Westmin Westminster Abbey for our second Carol service. Last year’s event reminded me of what I love most about Christmas, people coming together, celebrating, and experiencing special moments whilst also thinking about the year that’s passed“.

The proud Princess of Wales, Catherine, was joined by The King, The Queen, The Prince of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Royal Family members at her second 'Together At Christmas' carol service
Westminster Abbey

The evening recognised selflessness among individuals and communities around the UK and highlight the importance of supporting others during difficult times. Spearheaded by The Princess of Wales, the event is being supported by The Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

At the event, The Princess of Wales met with many individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to help others during difficult times. They include many from the Royal Family’s patronages, people The Prince and Princess of Wales met during their public engagements.

The Princess of Wales met with many individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to help others during difficult times
StHelens&WhistonHosp

Here in the picture above, The Princess of Wales meeting with the staff members of St Helens & Whiston Hospital. Catherine is wearing the same green Burberry dress that she wore during the welcome ceremony in Boston in October this year.

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The Princess of Wales's Heartfelt Tribute to the Late Queen
Kensington Palace

In the video, The Princess of Wales chose another Christmas-inspired look – She was wearing a black Self-Portrait Sequin Knit Crop Cardigan. Thanks to Katie and Laura on Twitter for the quick id.

The Princess of Wales wore Self Portrait Sequin Knit Crop Cardigan
Self Portrait Sequin Knit Crop Cardigan

The $585 cardigan was described as, “A party-ready spin on a timeless design, this jacket is crafted from black sequinned knit for a glistening finish. Alongside its eye-catching gold braided trim and diamanté-buttoned pockets, it’s cropped for a flattering fit. Wear it with jeans and flats for a look that’ll take you from the desk to the cocktails effortlessly. Check the Size Guide to find your perfect fit.”

The Princess of Wales wore Shyla London Chunky Knot Soft Citrine Earrings
Shyla London Chunky Knot Soft Citrine Earrings

The Princess paired the cardigan with Shyla London Chunky Knot Soft Citrine Earrings.

King Charles III will be hosting The Royal Family at the Sandringham Estate for Christmas
Kensington Palace

On Sunday, King Charles III will be hosting The Royal Family at the Sandringham Estate for Christmas. Another first of the new reign. Also, we will be seeing his first-ever Christmas message. The King has chosen to record the message in the Quire at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where his Parents were buried earlier this year.

On Sunday, King Charles III will be hosting The Royal Family at the Sandringham Estate for Christmas
The Royal Family

The year is ending on another great note for the Princess of Wales. The King has appointed the Princess the Colonel of the Irish Guards. The position is currently held by the Prince of Wales who will be taking over the Colonel of Welsh Guards. Announcing the news, Buckingham Palace confirmed that next year Trooping the Colour will be held on June 17th.

Usually, the Colonels ride on horses during the Trooping the Colour Parade. Most likely the Princess of Wales will not as it was reported in the past that she is allergic to horses. She will continue riding in the carriage with The Queen.

 

I will be back on Sunday for the Christmas coverage. Until then I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!!

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