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Prince & Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales pays a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in Christmas message

The Princess of Wales has dedicated her Christmas carol service to the late Queen with a touching introduction. 

The new Princess of Wales has continued her tradition of hosting a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey. The service was held at the Abbey on 15 December and featured performances from several different choirs, groups, and artists. It was filmed and will be airing on ITV1 on Christmas Eve. 

Catherine pre-recorded an introduction to the carol service where she highlighted Queen Elizabeth’s ability to bring people together for the holidays. 

Her Royal Highness said: “This Christmas will be our first without Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Her Majesty held Christmas close to her heart, as a time that brought people together and reminded us of the importance of faith, friendship and family, and to show empathy and compassion.

“This year, we’ve invited hundreds of inspiring individuals to the service. Those who showcase the power of connectedness and community values, allowing us to continue Her Majesty’s tradition of recognising and thanking those who have gone above and beyond to support others.”

The service is being broadcast as part of a special programme called Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, which will be narrated by actor Catherine Zeta-Jones. It includes performances by Alfie Boe, Samantha Barks, and Craig David, and readings from Hugh Bonneville and Kristin Scott Thomas. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales both attended the carol service, along with their elder two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. They were joined by by King Charles and Queen Camilla, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke of Kent, yhe Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Also there to lend their support was Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Zara & Mike Tindall and Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor.

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