Kate Middleton Is Getting Into the Christmas Spirit

Kate Middleton's Christmas carol service is back!

Kensington Palace announced today that the Princess of Wales will host the special service at Westminster Abbey on Friday, December 8, for the third year in a row. According to the Palace, "this year, the service will be a moment to thank all those who work to support babies, young children and families in our communities across the UK and a celebration of the golden opportunity that the birth of a new baby brings."

In the photograph (above) that accompanied the announcement of the Christmas service, Kate smiles next to a Christmas tree. The Princess is wearing Holland Cooper's Fairisle Knit sweater—it's clearly a favorite, as she's reworn the knit numerous times.

Last year's Christmas carol service was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth, whereas the first year that Kate hosted this event honored those who "have stepped up to support their communities through the pandemic."

the british royal family attend the 'together at christmas' carol service
The Princess of Wales arrives for the ’Together at Christmas’ Carol Service at Westminster Abbey on December 15, 2022.WPA Pool - Getty Images

This year, the carol service will combine "traditional and modern elements to encompass people of all faiths and none." During the event, the Westminster Abbey choir will perform, along with musicians including Beverley Knight, Adam Lambert, Jacob Collier, Freya Ridings, and James Bay.

Invited to the Abbey for the event will be "individuals and families from all corners of the UK, including midwives, health visitors, early years practitioners, nursery teachers and community volunteers." In attendance, as well, will be members of the royal family—last year, Kate was joined by Prince William and their two oldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, along with King Charles, Queen Camilla, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and various other Windsors.

the british royal family attend the 'together at christmas' carol service
The Wales family at Westminster Abbey last year for the Christmas carol service.Pool - Getty Images

Like previous years, the event will be filmed, and air as part of a special program on ITV1 and ITVX on Christmas Eve.

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