Princess Kate is a vision in angelic flares and unexpectedly 'pure' look

Close-up of Kate Middleton at Carol Concert
Kate opted for glowy makeup and bronzer (Getty)

The Princess of Wales was a vision in head-to-toe white for her moment in the spotlight at her annual 'Together at Christmas' concert, held at Westminster Abbey on Friday afternoon.

Leading the arrivals, the 41-year-old royal was the picture of elegance in white fitted flares with gold button detailing and a simple cream knit. Looking a million dollars, the Princess of Wales flashed a big smile for the cameras She layered up with a smart, longline coat by Chris Kerr.

Kate's chic trousers hailed from Holland Cooper. The 'High Waisted Straight Trousers' in ivory retail for £299 and boast a flattering silhouette that suits all body shapes.


Princess Kate added a pair of pointed-toe beige boots and toted a small white handbag to match. She styled her chocolate-hued tresses in voluminous waves with soft layers framing her face.

The appearance was all the more special since she was joined by her beloved children Prince George, ten, Princess Charlotte, eight, and for the first time, Prince Louis, five, who looked absolutely adorable in coordinating festive outfits.

William and Kate arrive with George, Charlotte and Louis
Princess Kate was joined by husband Prince William and her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and for the very first time, little Prince Louis (Getty)

A glamorous beauty look completed the look, including a shimmering pink lip and dewy, light-reflecting highlighter enhancing her cheekbones.

The Action for Children Young Carers Aloud choir serenaded guests, who included Duchess Sophie and Kate's sister Pippa Middleton, as they arrived at Westminster Abbey.

What is the symbolism of wearing white?

Last year, HELLO! sat down with Colour Psychologist and Design Director Tash Bradley to discuss what a power move it is for royal ladies to wear white.

Kate Middleton, wearing cream outfit, waves outside Westminster Abbey
Princess Kate led the arrivals at Westminster Abbey for her Christmas carol concert on Friday (Getty)

The shade is synonymous with purity and "clarity of thought" - it's a sign of knowing your own mind and being upfront.

Tash explained: "To wear white, you've got to have a lot of confidence you know. You're not hiding anything – you want to show purity. If someone wears white, they're being, not minimalist, but it's very clean. It's very pure, it's very soft." It's a very brave move to put an all-white outfit on."

 Catherine, Princess of Wales attends The "Together At Christmas" Carol Service at Westminster Abbey on December 08, 2023 in London
Princess Kate took symbolic dressing to the next level in her all-white attire (Getty)

What is Princess Kate's festive concert in aid of?

A Kensington Palace spokesperson told HELLO! ahead of the concert:  "The Princess has been working hard behind the scenes to make sure this year’s Carol Service will be a moment to thank all those who work so hard to support babies, young children and families in our communities across the UK.

"Since launching her Shaping Us campaign in February she’s been shining a light on just how important the first five years are in a baby’s life.

Kate Middleton wearing all white outfit at Christmas concert
Kate looked elegant in an all white ensemble (Getty)

"This year’s carol service will be a celebration of the golden opportunity that the birth of a new baby brings, and she can’t wait to welcome guests to the Abbey."

The carol service took place to honour all those who work to support babies, young children and families in communities across the UK and celebrates the joy a new baby brings.

Catherine, Princess of Wales attends The "Together At Christmas" Carol Service at Westminster Abbey in all white look
Prince William's wife attire symbolises purity and knowing her own mind (Getty)

Guests included those working in early years, which is of course a key focus of Kate’s work through The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.

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Christmas trees, provided by the King from Windsor Great Park and later donated to the local community, were decked with twinkling lights and paper and felt ornaments including holly leaves and miniature trees.

Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales is greeted by The Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle as she arrives to attend the "Together At Christmas" Carol Service" at Westminster Abbey in London o
The royal was greeted by The Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle upon arrival (Getty)

A Christmas Post Box was placed outside the West Door, for children to send handmade cards to other youngsters who might be struggling.