On Tuesday, Kensington Palace confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William, are organising a festive evening, which will take place on Wednesday, December 8.
The event, organised in conjunction with the couple’s Royal Foundation, aims ‘to recognise and celebrate the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the nation who have stepped up to support their communities through the pandemic’.
To announce the news, the couple shared a photo of the invites being sent out to the public on their Instagram account.
'The event will look back on the last eighteen months, to think not only of the unprecedented challenges that we have all faced as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to remember the positives: people and organisations pulling together in their communities, the small acts of kindness across different demographics and generations, and the unsung heroes who stepped up to help others,' an excerpt of the post's caption reads.
The cream-coloured invite is printed with the couple’s monogram in gold at the top.
Guests at the concert will include members of the public who are involved in community initiatives, charity work, education, the armed forces and the NHS.
People reports that the concert will raise money for several charities, including NHS Charities Together, which supported the health service during the health crisis.
The festive evening will see guests sing along to carols performed by the Westminster Abbey choice, and hear readings and musical performances by a variety of unconfirmed guests. The service will be broadcast on ITV in December.
It’s unknown whether the Cambridges’ three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – will attend the service, but given Carole Middleton’s recent comments about the trio’s favourite Christmas decorations, we have a feeling the siblings won’t want to miss out on the fun.
News of the carol service comes days after it was reported the Queen is planning to host Christmas at her home in Sandringham this year with the royal family, which will mark the first time it’s been able to come together during the festive period due to Coronavirus restrictions preventing individuals from gathering in groups of more than six last year.
It’s believed Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Archie and Lilibet will remain in Montecito, California for Christmas after moving Stateside in March 2021.
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