Kate Middleton was bright in white as she arrived to host a special Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey
Kate Middleton is kicking the holidays off in style!
Hosting her third Together at Christmas carol concert on Friday evening, the Princess of Wales looked holiday-ready as she arrived at Westminster Abbey for the festive event. Princess Kate, 41, popped in head-to-toe winter white, layering a long white coat by Chris Kerr over a white top and trousers by Holland Cooper. She completed the look with a coordinating Strathberry handbag, heels and her dangling Van Cleef and Arpels earrings.
Just like last year, Princess Kate made a solo entrance at Westminster Abbey (her wedding venue!) for the concert. Her monochrome fashion statement also called back to the sparkling white look she wore for a special Together At Christmas promo that aired on ITV1 on Thursday night ahead of the big event.
"Join me this Christmas Eve for a special carol service as we say a heartfelt thank you to all those supporting the very youngest members of our society during those crucial early years,” Princess Kate said in the message. While the concert itself is held on Friday, it will be broadcast on television on Christmas Eve and feature additional content related to this year's Shaping Us theme.
The Christmas carol concert, spearheaded by Kate and supported by The Royal Foundation, has become a new tradition for the royal family since its debut in 2021.
This year, guests nominated by Lord Lieutenants across the nation are to include underprivileged children and their families as well as people who work in the early years space. The congregation was treated to a duet by British singer Beverley Knight and American Idol alum Adam Lambert, poignant readings by actors Jim Broadbent and Michael Ward and an emotional performance by The Action for Children Young Carers Aloud choir, of which Princess Kate is a patron.
In 2022 for the Christmas carol concert, the Prince and Princess of Wales' family were perfectly color coordinated in burgundy and navy, with Kate wearing a full-length coat dress from Eponine London with gold button detailing. The stylish royal matched her dress with a croc leather clutch, suede heels and some dangly bejeweled earrings from the budget-friendly store Accessorize. Princess Charlotte matched her mom in a smart coat from Trotters, while Prince William and Prince George sported suits.
The rest of the royal family also got the memo, with Zara Tindall and Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton all wearing the same shade of burgundy. There was even speculation if it was a deliberate sartorial response to Meghan Markle’s comment in the Netflix documentary Harry and Meghan about not being able to wear certain colors for fear of upstaging senior members of the family.
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Princess Kate hosted her first Christmas concert at Westminster Abbey in 2021 to pay tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organizations across the U.K. who supported their community through the coronavirus pandemic.
It was in 2021 that Kate impressed guests with her first public piano performance, accompanying singer Tom Walker as he sang “For Those Who Can’t Be Here” in a pre-recorded video.
This year’s event was focused on Kate’s Shaping Us campaign with themes to include the hope of a new life and the importance of nurturing children.
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