Kate Middleton's new holiday tradition has grown in the three years since it began — and so has her family!
In its first year, which came on the tail of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Princess of Wales said the event was in part to "say a huge thank you to all those amazing people out there who've supported their communities. We also wanted to recognize those whose struggles perhaps have been less visible, too."
She continued in an introduction ahead of that first event, "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. 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."
In its three years, the event has evolved to include her children, in addition to husband Prince William, with many special moments for the family of five along the way. Here, see some of the sweetest photos of the family at "Together At Christmas" through the years.
In the first year, Kate surprised at-home viewers and guests by playing piano herself, alongside singer Tom Walker.
During the ceremony, Kate was flanked by Prince William and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, with sister Pippa Middleton and cousin-in-law Princess Eugenie nearby.
In 2022, Princess Charlotte and Prince George joined their parents, coordinating in their dress clothes and walking into the ceremony together.
The young royals stayed close to one another, sitting quietly throughout the ceremony.
That year brought a strong showing, including several extended members of the royal family and Kate's close relatives, too.
All three of the young royals participated in duties including greeting the clergy ...
... sending letters (perhaps to Santa?!) ...
... and following along during the event.
But there had to be a tiny bit of mischief from the youngest royal, too!
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