Royal Family Attends Kate’s Carol Concert Amid ‘Harry and Meghan’ Drop

Prince George and Princess Charlotte Match Their Parents at Princess Kate's Christmas Concert - 240 Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey, London, UK - 15 Dec 2022
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In the spirit! Princess Kate hosted her second annual holiday concert with some help from her family: Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Princess of Wales, 40, arrived for the Thursday, December 15, event with the Prince of Wales, also 40, and their two eldest children. George, 9, walked alongside his mother, while Charlotte, 7, held hands with her dad as the foursome entered Westminster Abbey. (William and Kate’s youngest son, Prince Louis, 4, seemingly stayed home.)

The family coordinated their outfits, with the Duchess of Cambridge and Charlotte matching in burgundy coats while William and George looked sharp in black coats and dark suits.

Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey, London, UK - 15 Dec 2022
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Several other members of the royal family attended the Royal Carols: Together at Christmas taping, which will air in the U.K. on Christmas Eve. The Cambridges were joined by William’s father, King Charles III, as well as Queen Camilla, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and William’s aunt Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, also attended the service with her sister, Pippa Middleton.

The duchess hosted her first Christmas concert last year, dedicating it to first responders and organizations across the United Kingdom who supported the country during the coronavirus pandemic. During the 2021 event, however, all of the Cambridge children stayed at home.

This year’s concert coincided with the release of part two of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s docuseries, Harry & Meghan, which dropped on Netflix earlier on Thursday. In the show’s final three episodes, the Duke of Sussex, 38, and the former actress, 41, detailed where things stand with William and Kate following their January 2020 decision to step down as senior members of the royal family.

The Invictus Games founder said he doesn’t believe his father, 74, and brother will ever fully address their issues with him. “I’ve had to make peace with the fact that we’re probably never gonna get genuine accountability or a genuine apology,” the former military pilot explained. “My wife and I, we’re moving on. We’re focused on what’s coming next.”

In episode 6, he admitted that he does miss the “weird family gatherings” he shared with his relatives before his exit. “Being part of the institution meant that I was in the U.K., so I miss the U.K.,” he said. “I miss my friends. I’ve lost a few friends in this process as well.”

Meghan, for her part, said that she was glad she and Harry decided to step back for their own well-being. “It’s amazing how things come full circle that you never think about,” the Bench author told the cameras.

The palace has not yet publicly addressed the claims the couple made in Harry & Meghan.

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