Kate and William announce big Christmas news concerning carol service plans
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Kate and William announce big Christmas news following uncertainty

Carol service to air in the run up to Christmas Day

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Kate and William have confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge will host a charity Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey.

The announcement was made on social media earlier this morning (Tuesday November 30).

The event will be a celebration of those who have supported their communities since the outbreak of COVID.

And guests will include people who have experienced loneliness or bereavement during the pandemic.

Kate, seen here with William, will host the carol service (Credit: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge YouTube)

When is the Kate and William carol service?

The carol service will take place on Wednesday December 8. It is expected to air on TV in the days before Christmas.

Press reports recently speculated ITV will broadcast the event, following claims of a royal family BBC ban.

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Themes concerning mental health, supporting families and the Early Years royal foundation are expected to feature.

And according to The Sun, Prince GeorgePrincess Charlotte, and Prince Louis may also attend the service.

The Cambridges will bring ‘inspirational’ guest together for the event (Credit: SplashNews.com)

What did Kate and William announce?

An Instagram post showed a formal invite on letter-headed paper and tucked into an envelope.

The caption explained: “This Christmas we are celebrating the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the nation who go above and beyond to support their communities.

“Next week, The Duchess will host a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey, supported by The Royal Foundation, bringing many of those inspirational people together.

Something we can all look forward too, thank you.

“The service, which will be broadcast in December, will look back on the last eighteen months. To think not only of the unprecedented challenges that we have all faced as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to remember the positives.

“People and organisations pulling together in their communities, the small acts of kindness across different demographics and generations, and the unsung heroes who stepped up to help others.”

How royal fans reacted

Followers greeted the announcement with great enthusiasm.

“So exciting! Can’t wait to see the service,” commented one devoted fan.

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Another thrilled onlooker wrote: “Wow, what an absolute joy! Something we can all look forward too, thank you.”

And a third follower praised the announcement: “This is such a wonderful idea… very much looking forward to it!”

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