Princess Kate and Charlotte match 'adorable' burgundy Christmas outfits at carol service as Prince William pleas for 'togetherness'

The Princess of Wales hosted her second annual Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey on Thursday

Princess Kate and Charlotte match 'adorable' burgundy Christmas outfits at carol service as Prince William pleas for 'togetherness'
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Prince William's plea for 'togetherness' appeared to be reflected by Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte's matching outfits at the Royal Family's Christmas carol service on Thursday. 

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte matched their outfits at the Royal Family's Christmas carol service last night, in what appeared to be a reflection of Prince William's plea for 'togetherness' this festive season. 

The Princess of Wales hosted her second annual Royal Carols: Together at Christmas for ITV on Thursday, arriving at Westminster Abbey with her husband and their two oldest children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 8, for a special evening of holiday music and prayer. Their youngest, four-year-old Prince Louis, was not in attendance. 

Kate Middleton's outfit at the Christmas service was suitably festive, featuring a bespoke maroon coat by Eponine London and an elegant pair of burgundy heels. 

She completed the look with dangly red earrings, a matching clutch, and her signature long brown locks. The 41-year-old also co-ordinated her cozy ensemble with Princess Charlotte, who was styled in an adorable maroon jacket, navy tights, and black brogues. 

Prince William and Prince George dressed equally dapper for the event, showing up in weather-appropriate suit coats and smart ties. 

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Prince William made a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at the service, quoting an extract from the late monarch's 2012 Christmas speech as he addressed the congregation. 

The future King shared how his grandmother was "always struck by the spirit of togetherness" during the festive season, which is a time "when we remember that God sent his only son 'to serve, not to be served.'"

The message comes amid an ongoing frenzy surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new Netflix docuseries, in which the Sussex couple makes a number of bombshell allegations against the Palace and the media. 

At last year's Christmas carol service, Kate stole the show with her impressive piano playing during a performance of For Those Who Can't Be Here with Tom Walker. While the princess did not take to the stage last night, she did make a self-deprecating comment about her musical skills. 

Kate reportedly told Alfie Boe that she needed to take vocal lessons after revealing George, Charlotte and Louis aren't the biggest fans of her singing voice. 

"On the piano, you can slightly hide away a bit more than you can do singing," she was heard telling the English tenor.

"Actually my children probably wouldn't forgive me - I'm not sure whether they think I've got a particularly good singing voice. I'll have to have some lessons."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.


Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.