Kate delighted royal fans by sharing a behind-the-scenes snap ahead of a much-anticipated Christmas carol service. In the photograph, shared by the Prince and Princess of Wales’ official Twitter account Kensington Royal, Prince William’s wife smiles while looking straight into the camera.
Behind her can be seen a fireplace decorated with a festive wreath, a Christmas tree with red, white and golden bows and baubles and wrapped presents.
Fans were quick to take to social media to comment on the new snap.
A fan account for the Waleses, @lovewalesfamily, tweeted: “The Princess looks so beautiful. Can’t wait for this year’s Christmas concert.”
Another fan of Kate, Toria (@toriaa_h), wrote: “Loving the garter fireplace in the Equerry office! Exciting, my friends are off to our local #TogetherAtChristmas.”
A third, Dyana (@Dyana_), replied to Kensington Royal’s original tweet to say: “Wow, Princess of Wales looking stunning and classy.”
Finally, Emanuela S (@ElphabaLondon), paid a major compliment to the royal, saying: “I can’t help but feel that, in a very subtle way, HRH The Princess of Wales is also standing in for our late Queen. First Christmas without our beloved Queen Elizabeth II. What a wonderful and touching tribute The Princess of Wales pays to her.”
This picture was shared alongside another promotional photo already released by ITV on Saturday.
Kate is to take centre stage on Thursday evening as she will spearhead the second Together at Christmas.
The service, held at Westminster Abbey, will celebrate the importance of togetherness as well as people who have gone above and beyond to support their communities up and down the country.
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Moreover, this year’s service will also include a tribute to late Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle in September.
The Princess of Wales, who first launched Together at Christmas in 2021, will lead this initiative, supported by Kate and William’s Royal Foundation.
In a major show of support and unity, King Charles and Queen Camilla will head to the abbey in central London to attend the event in person, alongside other members of the Firm.
Last year, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Zara and Mike Tindall and Princess Beatrice were among the family members who had stepped out to be at the service.