Kate Middleton hosts service at Westminster Abbey after Harry and Meghan make new claims in Netflix docuseries
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Kate Middleton exuded elegance as she attended the Together at Christmas Carol Service with her family at Westminster Abbey on Thursday night.
The Princess of Wales, 40, honoured the Queen as she hosted the special event for the second time and paid tribute to community leaders across the UK. She was joined by Prince William and their two eldest children George and Charlotte for the carol service which will air on ITV on Christmas Eve.
Kate stunned in head to toe burgundy and Princess Charlotte wore a matching burgundy coat.
The crowds were heard shouting: “We love you” as the family stepped out together.
Other members of the Royal Family including Zara Tindall and Pippa Middleton were seen wearing the same colour coats as Kate and Charlotte. Burgundy is said to symbolise power.
Prince William read a passage from the late Queen’s 2012 Christmas message, in which she said: “always struck by the spirit of togetherness” during the festive season. It was a time, she added, “when we remember that God sent his only son ‘to serve, not to be served.’”
There has been no suggestion that the words were directed as a response to the Netflix documentary, as the passage had been pre-planned long before the series was released.
In the final episodes Harry accuses the King of “lying” and claims his brother William “screamed and shouted” at him, whilst his grandmother said nothing.
The altercation is claimed to have happened at Sandringham house, where the family traditionally spends Christmas together.
The Together at Christmas Carol service was dedicated to the late Queen for the values she demonstrated throughout her life.
Kensington Palace said these principles are: “Shared and personified by the inspirational guests who have been invited to the Abbey in recognition of their tireless work to help and care for those around them”.
Kate shared her thanks on the official Prince and Princess of Wales Instagram account with the caption: “Thank you to everyone who has helped make #TogetherAtChristmas so special, it was fantastic to celebrate inspiring individuals and outstanding organisations with you all”.
The image gained over 380,000 likes and 2,000 comments, one person simply wrote: “Class and elegance”.
Over 1800 people attended the Carol Service at Westminster Abbey which included music from the choir, Craig David, and a special duet from Alfie Boe and Mel C.
Together at Christmas will air on ITV at 7 pm on Christmas Eve.