King Charles and Queen Camilla prioritize family unity as they prepare to attend major event amid Prince Harry & Meghan’s Netflix series

King Charles and Queen Camilla prioritize family unity and are set to attend a major festive event with other royals that they didn't last year...

King Charles and Queen Camilla prioritize family unity. Seen here as they visit Wrexham Association Football Club
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King Charles and Queen Camilla prioritize family unity as they prepare to attend a major event amid Prince Harry & Meghan’s Netflix series. 

Although fans at home sadly won’t get to enjoy the magic of it until Christmas Eve, the Princess of Wales’ highly-anticipated Royal Carols: Together At Christmas service is set to be held and filmed at Westminster Abbey on December 15. This comes at a challenging time for the Royal Family as the second part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s shocking Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, landed earlier that day. This has seen Prince Harry say Meghan’s popularity “upset people” behind palace doors alongside other revelations, though the Royal Family haven’t publicly commented on volume 2. 

Instead, it seems that the King and Queen Consort are focused on the upcoming carol concert hosted by Kate Middleton. On December 6 it was confirmed by Kensington Palace that King Charles and Queen Camilla will be attending the service.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend a reception to celebrate the British Asian Trust

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This decision could be seen as quite significant as although last year’s carol service was filled with plenty of familiar royal faces, from Sophie Wessex to Princess Beatrice, the then-Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla weren’t amongst them. This year has marked a change and their attendance was announced a day after Harry & Meghan’s release dates were revealed.

Although it’s not been confirmed by His Majesty and the timing of the Kensington Palace announcement could just be a coincidence, some might speculate that this choice came because King Charles and Queen Camilla prioritize family unity. 

The couple could possibly have wanted to not only show their support for Kate Middleton as she steps up to host this now-iconic festive event, but to highlight the unity of the Royal Family at a time when they are under intense scrutiny. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Zara and Mike Tindall take part in 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas',

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The royals will be seen arriving and spending time together on the evening of December 15 when Harry & Meghan volume 2 is released and the King and Queen’s attendance this year as the heads of the Royal Family make a definite statement of togetherness. They will be joining not just the Prince and Princess of Wales but plenty of other royals too, adding to this sense of unity. 

ITV have confirmed that just like last year’s concert, the event will “recognize the selfless efforts of individuals, families and communities across the UK, and highlight the remarkable impact that coming together to support others can have for us all.

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The service is dedicated to the late Queen Elizabeth, making it all the more important that the King, Queen and so many other royals will be there ahead of their first festive period since her passing. The moving carol service will also feature inspirational guests who’ve been invited due to their work to care and help the people around them.  

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!