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Photos of Kate Middleton, Prince William and Their Kids at the Royal Carol Concert Through the Years

Kate Middleton's new holiday tradition has grown in the three years since it began — and so has her family!

James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Prince George
James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Prince George

Since 2021, Kate Middleton has hosted the "Royal Carols: Together At Christmas" concert in London, bringing together the royal family, luminaries and invitees to share in some holiday cheer.

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.

2021

Alex Bramall/Kensington Palace via Getty Kate Middleton in 2021
Alex Bramall/Kensington Palace via Getty Kate Middleton in 2021

In the first year, Kate surprised at-home viewers and guests by playing piano herself, alongside singer Tom Walker.

2021

<p>Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty</p> Kate Middleton in 2021

Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty

Kate Middleton in 2021

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.

2022

James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Prince George in 2022
James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Prince George in 2022

In 2022, Princess Charlotte and Prince George joined their parents, coordinating in their dress clothes and walking into the ceremony together.

2022

Getty Princess Charlotte and Prince George in 2022
Getty Princess Charlotte and Prince George in 2022

The young royals stayed close to one another, sitting quietly throughout the ceremony.

2022

Getty The Royal Family in 2022
Getty The Royal Family in 2022

That year brought a strong showing, including several extended members of the royal family and Kate's close relatives, too.

2023

<p>Chris Jackson/Getty</p> Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis in 2023

Chris Jackson/Getty

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis in 2023

The gang's all here! Prince Louis joined in the pageantry for this year's concert, held on Dec. 8, 2023, at Westminster Abbey.

2023

<p>James Veysey/Shutterstock</p> Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis in 2023

James Veysey/Shutterstock

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis in 2023

All three of the young royals participated in duties including greeting the clergy ...

2023

<p>Chris Jackson/Getty</p> Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis in 2023

Chris Jackson/Getty

Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis in 2023

... sending letters (perhaps to Santa?!) ...

2023

<p>Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty </p> Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis in 2023

Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis in 2023

... and following along during the event.

2023

<p>Chris Jackson/Getty</p> Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in 2023

Chris Jackson/Getty

Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in 2023

But there had to be a tiny bit of mischief from the youngest royal, too!

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