Viewers praise Princess as she leads Royals at 'lovely' carol concert

‘This is exactly what I needed on Christmas Eve’: Viewers praise ‘stunning’ Princess Kate as she leads Royals in paying tribute to the late Queen at ‘lovely’ Together At Christmas carol concert

  • The service, held at Westminster Abbey, was hosted by Princess Catherine  
  • Viewers loved the moment young Ukrainian refugees sung a Christmas carol
  • Others enjoyed Princess Charlotte’s ‘priceless’ reaction to a Paddington reading

Viewers have praised a Christmas Eve carol service hosted by the Princess of Wales which has been broadcast after being recorded at Westminster Abbey.

The event was attended by King Charles III, the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

People were in awe of Princess Kate, who wore a festive burgundy dress and heels to match with her daughter Charlotte,  and the ‘beautiful’ service she had organised. 

Others wondered where Prince Louis was, who has captured the hearts of many due to his mischievous behaviour during Royal events. 

Viewers praised the Princess of Wales (pictured) for hosting the Christmas Eve carol service at Westminster Abbey

Princess Kate stunned in her festive burgundy dress, coat and heels as she walked into Westminster Cathedral 

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in attendance of the ‘Together at Christmas’ Carol Service, but their brother Prince Louis was missed by viewers

Highlights included Away in a Manger sung by Ukrainian children who have escaped the war in their home country.

The children, who were invited to perform by the Princess of Wales, stole the hearts of viewers as they paid tribute to Ukrainians across the world. 

Ukrainian children sung Away in a Manger in a touching tribute to Ukrainians across the world

The children were invited by Princess Kate to perform at the Christmas Carol service

Also a favourite moment was Princess Charlotte’s delighted face when actor Hugh Bonneville read out a Christmas extract from a Paddington Bear story by Michael Bond. 

Charlotte excitedly whispered to mother Kate upon realising Bonneville, who starred as Henry Brown in the two Paddington films, was to read about the much-loved children’s bear. 

The marmalade-loving bear also filmed an iconic sketch with Charlotte’s grandmother, The Queen, for her platinum jubilee in June.

Viewers loved the moment when Princess Charlotte excitedly whispered to her mother Princess Kate when she heard the extract from Paddington Bear

Princess Charlotte’s delighted face was described as ‘priceless’ when she heard Hugh Bonneville’s extract from Paddington Bear

Viewers were less impressed by Spice Girl Mel C and Alfie Boe’s rendition of Silent Night, with many wondering why Boe’s usual singing partner Michael Ball was not in attendance.

Other performers included Craig David, who sang his rendition of Judy Garland’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and Alexis French played In the Bleak Midwinter on a grand piano, upon which were images of her late Majesty the Queen. 

Spice Girl Melanie C (left) and singer Alfie Boe (right) performed Silent Night at the carol service 

While Christmas was at the forefront of the celebratory service, viewers and guests were reminded to reflect on tougher times faced by many this year. 

Some viewers complained that adverts during the service ‘spoilt’ the Christmas magic while others felt discussing hardships also brought down the mood. 

The Prince of Wales read an extract from Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas Message 2012 to guests at the service

Alexis French (pictured) played In the Bleak Midwinter on a grand piano, upon which were images of her late Majesty the Queen

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