Kate will host a special royal Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey

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The Princess of Wales is going to celebrate Christmas this year by hosting a special royal carol service at Westminster Abbey.

Held on 15 December, Kate’s service will pay homage to the life and legacy of the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 on 8 September. The princess led a carol service at the abbey last year for the first time, alongside her husband, Prince William, and it looks as though it's now going to become an annual tradition.

Kensington Palace confirmed the event, which is supported by The Royal Foundation. "The carol service will celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection can bring: forging friendships and strengthening communities, creating legacies of humility and kindness, whilst also providing relief and comfort in times of difficulty or loss," a statement read. "The service will combine both traditional and modern elements, reaching people of all faiths and none."

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The Princess of Wales and Prince William at last year’s serviceHEATHCLIFF O'MALLEY - Getty Images
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The festive service will be broadcast on ITV, with carols performed by the abbey’s choir. Other members of the royal family, charity workers, volunteers and armed forces personnel will attend the festive service.

Last year’s service was dedicated to individuals and organisations who supported their communities during the pandemic, with Kate treating guests to a surprise piano performance. She teamed up with Scottish singer Tom Walker for a rendition of his song 'For Those Who Can't Be Here'.

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The Princess of Wales' royal Christmas service will take place on 15 December and will be broadcast on ITV.

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