Kate Middleton ditches royal protocol and breaks huge record in the process!

Kate Middleton ditches royal protocol in a move that indicates that the thoroughly modern Duchess is preparing for regal future

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Kate Middleton ditches royal protocol in a move that gives us an idea of what the future of the royal family might look like. Better still, considering how popular it's been with the public, it's a future that's looking bright.

There's no denying that Kate Middleton overcame her nerves and stole the show with her ‘beautiful’ piano performance at the royal carol service. That show isn't the only thing she's stolen however as she's also nabbed the most ever views on an Instagram video from a royal family account!

Royal fans could barely contain their excitement as the Duchess of Cambridge effortlessly accompanied Tom Walker for a “beautiful” performance during the Royal Carols: Together At Christmas service at Westminster Abbey.

In her capacity as a working royal, the Duchess often makes public appearances and proves that she's happy to get involved. One particularly notable event was earlier this year when Kate Middleton showed her sporty side when she took to the court with tennis champ Emma Raducanu.

Not content with taking on world-class tennis champs, she's also proven she's happy to take risks with another secret skill—music! 

Despite a world-class piano performance, in which she appeared composed and a total natural, her fellow performer Tom revealed she was, 'quite nervous.'

All that considered, it's no wonder that Kate Middleton was granted a major honor by the Queen and Royal Family ahead of her iconic festive appearance. An honor which she was suitably dressed for.

Kate Middleton's Christmas Day outfits have always been fabulous and Kate Middleton's dresses never cease to induce envy among fashion fans. However, the red dress she wore during her piano performance may be one of her most glam ever!

Aoife Hanna
Junior News Editor

Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly woman&home's junior news editor and a contributing writer at Bustle, her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica and EVOKE.

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