PRINCESS Kate dazzled as she joined her husband Prince William and youngsters for the Together at Christmas carol concert.
The service, airing tonight on ITV, is devoted to the Queen as the Royal household spends their first festive season with out the late monarch.
The performers at the carol service this night contains the Westminster Abbey choir, singer Craig David and Alfie Boe and Melanie C who sung a duet, whereas William and Dame Kristin Scott Thomas delivered readings.
A Christmas tree within the abbey was adorned with small Paddington Bear decorations, a nod to the late Queen’s well-known sketch, whereas company have been greeted with atmospheric snowflakes from a snow machine as they arrived at the doorway.
Narrated by Catherine Zeta-Jones, Royal Carols: Together At Christmas was filmed on December 15 in entrance of an viewers of greater than 1,800 individuals at Westminster Abbey.
Within the lead as much as the occasion, Kate paid tribute to the Queen’s “unimaginable legacy” and thanked her for “bringing us collectively” in a touching video message.
The princess, who spearheaded the service with help from The Royal Basis, mentioned she was “thrilled” to return to the abbey for a second yr.
She mentioned: “This Christmas can be our first with out Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
“Her Majesty held Christmas near her coronary heart, as a time that introduced individuals collectively and reminded us of the significance of religion, friendship and household, and to indicate empathy and compassion.
“This yr, we have invited lots of of inspiring people to the service.
“Those that showcase the facility of connectedness and group values, permitting us to proceed Her Majesty’s custom of recognising and thanking those that have gone above and past to help others.
“Her Majesty leaves with us an unimaginable legacy and one which has deeply impressed many people.”
Kate devoted the service to the Queen and to “all those that are sadly now not with us”.
She added: “So, while Christmas will really feel very completely different this yr, we are able to nonetheless bear in mind the reminiscences and traditions we shared.