For the third year in a row, Kate Middleton is hosting a special Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey.
This year's Together at Christmas event "is a moment to bring people together at Christmas time and recognise those who have gone above and beyond to help others throughout the year," according to Kensington Palace, and the service will 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 congregation at Westminster Abbey this evening were "inspiring individuals and families from all corners of the UK, including midwives, health visitors, early years practitioners, nursery teachers and community volunteers." Notably, too, did many members of the royal family join—with the exception of King Charles and Queen Camilla. This morning, Charles attended a festive "Celebration of Craft" reception at his Highgrove House home.
Here, see all the best photos of the royals, and Kate's Middleton family, at tonight's festive celebration:
Kate was the first to arrive, to meet the performers.
The Princess was welcomed to the Abbey by the Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle.
The Princess looked glamorous in an all-white outfit, with pants by Holland Cooper and a coat by Chris Kerr.
She carried a Strathberry bag.
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, waved to the cameras as she arrived.
She wore a bold blue jacket over her white dress. (Winter white: The trend of the evening!)
Kate's sister, Pippa, arrived with her husband James Matthews, wearing a tweet pantsuit by Saloni.
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