Kate previously played the piano during a duet with Scottish singer Tom Walker, on the song "For Those Who Can't Be Here" for her first concert.
Kate Middleton is returning to host a holiday carol concert at Westminster Abbey on Dec. 15. For the second year in a row, the Princess of Wales will lead the program bringing together members of the royal family with charity staff, community volunteers, frontline workers, military personnel and others to "celebrate the joy that human connection can bring," announced Buckingham Palace according to PEOPLE. The event will also pay tribute to the life and legacy of the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died at 96 years old in September. "The carol service will celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection can bring: forging friendships and strengthening communities, creating legacies of humility and kindness, whilst also providing relief and comfort in times of difficulty or loss. The service will combine both traditional and modern elements, reaching people of all faiths and none," the press release from Kensington Palace states per Harper's Bazaar.
The event will be organized by the 40-year-old royal with the support of the Royal Foundation. Royal fans can watch the event on ITV on Christmas Eve. The abbey will be decorated in the holiday spirit and there will be several performances including music from the Abbey Choir. Last year The Princess of Wales surprised everyone with a piano debut during her first Christmas concert at Westminster Abbey. The event titled Royal Carols: Together At Christmas paid homage to individuals and organizations across the U.K. who supported their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Kate played the piano in her first public performance with Scottish singer Tom Walker, on the song "For Those Who Can't Be Here."
Kate Middleton plays piano in Christmas special https://t.co/txDZLLMsiF— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) December 24, 2021
"Without doubt, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience," the 30-year-old musician said of their duet. "I thought she absolutely smashed the performance; it's not easy to just jump behind a piano with a bunch of musicians you've never played with before and record live takes to camera, but she completely nailed it. She's such a lovely, kind and warm-hearted person and she took the time to thank everyone personally for the opportunity to play together. It was a crazy pinch-yourself kind of day for me, to be in such a beautiful venue playing alongside the Duchess with my band and a string quartet. I certainly won't forget that in a hurry!" The senior royal herself decided to be a part of the performance for a special reason. "Music was very important to the Duchess during the lockdowns," a royal source said. "She also recognizes the powerful way in which music brings people together — especially during difficult times. For these reasons, she was keen to be part of Tom's performance in this way."
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