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Princess Alexandra attends Christmas Carol Concert held in honour of the Alzheimer’s Society

Princess Alexandra attended a Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday evening at St Paul’s Cathedral in London held in honour of the Alzheimer’s Society’s 40th anniversary.

The Queen’s cousin was joined at the event by a variety of famous faces, including comedian and author David Walliams, and actress Carey Mulligan.

Before the concert began, the 81-year-old royal met Carey Mulligan, who is an ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Carey’s grandmother, Margaret, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004 and passed away last year. In 2016, Carey was appointed as the first UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador.

David Walliams also met the Princess, before he delivered a reading at the concert.

Mr Walliams has written about dementia in his books aimed at children. In one of David’s books, Grandpa’s Great Escape, he writes a grandfather who is affected by dementia.

Her Royal Highness has been Patron of the Alzheimer’s Society since 1990. The charity aims to improve care and create lasting change for those who are affected by dementia.