Kate Middleton’s Christmas message celebrates Queen Elizabeth II on her first holiday without the late monarch

Kate Middleton had a special message for Queen Elizabeth II at her second annual “Royal Carols: Together at Christmas” event.

The Princess of Wales shared on Instagram: “This year’s service is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and all those who are sadly no longer with us. While Christmas will feel very different this year, we can still look back on the memories. and the traditions we share.”

“Take time to slow down and celebrate with family and friends all the wonderful things that make Christmas so special.”


The princess was stunning in a shiny black jacket with gold trim as she shared: “This year, we have invited hundreds of inspiring people to the service. Those who show the power of connection and community values, allowing us to carry on Her Majesty’s tradition .to recognize and thank those who have gone above and beyond to support others. Her Majesty leaves us an incredible legacy that has deeply inspired many of us.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales attended the ‘Together at Christmas’ carol service at Westminster Abbey with their children.
(Chris Jackson)

Christmas was always very special for the Queen, who passed away at the age of 96 in September. The Queen herself spoke often of love, charity and family in her annual Christmas speeches throughout her reign, and she delivered an especially personal speech last year, after the death of her husband. , Prince Philip.

Queen Elizabeth II sits on a golden throne.

Queen Elizabeth II sits on a golden throne.
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The monarch shared: “Although it is a time of great happiness and good cheer for many, Christmas can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones. This year especially, I understand why.”


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive for the Epsom Derby to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne on Saturday June 2, 2012.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive for the Epsom Derby to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne on Saturday June 2, 2012.

The “Royal Carols” event, which was recorded on December 15 at Westminster Abbey in London, will be broadcast on Christmas Eve and will be narrated by Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta Jones.

The service reportedly includes several tributes to the queen, including a reading by Prince William and Paddington Bear decorations on Christmas trees.

Introducing the event, Middleton shares: “Last year’s event reminded me of what I love most about Christmas, seeing people come together, celebrate and experience special moments, while also thinking about the year that has passed.” .

The princess continued: “This Christmas will be the first without Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty held Christmas close to her heart, as a moment that brought people together and reminded us of the importance of faith, friendship and family. , and to show empathy and compassion.

The joyful event comes in the middle of the drama, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently released his controversial Netflix docuseries “Harry & Meghan,” and Harry’s book “Spare” will be released on January 10.

While the docuseries did contain some dramatic allegations, including Harry’s claims that his older brother and heir to the throne, prince williamyelled at and yelled at her for her decision to walk away from the royal family, insiders told Fox News Digital that the autobiography, about growing up in the monarchy, may not include new bombshells.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.


Kinsey Schofield, host of the “To Di For” podcast, told Fox News Digital: “Don’t expect any big revelations because Harry and Meghan have shown they’ll only go so far. I’d say they enjoy the attention the vague allegations attract.” Schofield said. “The guessing game keeps them in the papers they tell you they hate. But when are we going to stop pretending they hate it?” Harry and Megan have been silenced and do you acknowledge that you have been working hard for years behind the scenes to get your version of events out?”

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