Excitement grows as Princess of Wales returns to Westminster Abbey with Christmas carol extravaganza

Nov 21, 2023
Excitement for this year's Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey soared when Princess Catherine took to social media to unveil the enchanting details. Source: Getty Images.

The air is buzzing with anticipation as the Princess of Wales gears up for her third Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey on December 8, a festive extravaganza that has royal watchers eagerly counting down the days.

This year’s enchanting event is not only a celebration of the festive season but a heartfelt tribute to those tirelessly working to support infants, young children, and families in communities across the UK.

Led by The Princess and bolstered by The Royal Foundation, the service aims to foster unity during the Christmas season, extending gratitude to those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to help others throughout the year.

The evening will seamlessly blend traditional and modern elements, catering to people of all faiths and none. The world-renowned Westminster Abbey choir will grace the occasion with renditions of the nation’s most beloved carols. Adding to the musical magic, guests including Beverley Knight, Adam Lambert, Jacob Collier, Freya Ridings, and James Bay will take the stage.

The Abbey itself will be transformed into a festive wonderland, providing a picturesque backdrop for an evening dedicated to delivering a festive thank you to those working tirelessly to help the youngest members of society flourish.

The entire spectacle, a collaborative effort between Westminster Abbey, The Royal Foundation, and BBC Studios Events Productions, will be captured on film for broadcast, with the special set to air on ITV.

But the royal festivities don’t end there. In addition to the Westminster Abbey Service, twelve community carol services will unfold across the UK, hosted by Lord-Lieutenants and supported by The Royal Foundation.

Excitement for this year’s Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey soared when Princess Catherine took to social media to unveil the enchanting details, sparking anticipation and a wave of enthusiasm.

In years past, Princess Catherine has transformed the Christmas carol concert into a poignant tribute, honouring the memory of the late Queen Elizabeth and shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes who tirelessly navigated the challenges of the global pandemic.

In 2021, Catherine surprised those in attendance with her very first public performance on the piano, playing For Those Who Can’t Be Here with Scottish singer Tom Walker for the carols event.

People reported that Catherine had found great solace and “comfort” in playing the piano, particularly during the pandemic, as she used to play as a child.

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