The seven-year-old royal could not hold back her glee when actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr Brown in the 'Paddington' movies appeared.
Kate Middleton's event Together at Christmas involved taped carols and service filmed earlier this month and was aired on Christmas Eve. Her seven-year-old daughter managed to steal the show with her sweet reaction to the appearance of actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr. Brown in the Paddington movies.
It wouldn't be Christmas in the UK without a sprinkle of Paddington ✨✨— ITV (@ITV) December 24, 2022
Sing-along to Royal Carols: Together At Christmas - Christmas Eve at 7pm 🎄#TogetherAtChristmas2022 pic.twitter.com/wCUh3g5WLy
The Princess of Wales' Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey included a number of tributes to the late monarch with many special guests also in attendance. The royals have a special connection with Paddington Bear who previously appeared with the late Queen in a fun pre-recorded sketch. According to PEOPLE, a palace spokesman said, "Her Majesty is well known for her sense of humor, so it should be no surprise that she decided to take part in tonight's sketch. There was an interest in the filming and animation process and the opportunity to invite a famous bear to tea was just too much fun to miss."
As Bonneville stood to read a Christmas letter from Paddington at the service, the seven-year-old royal couldn't hold back her glee. Her mom Princess Catherine smiled at her excited daughter throughout the reading. According to 7 News Charlotte also giggled away when the Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle, shared a story of how his cat got stuck in tinsel. “Christmas comes with traditions. Most of us like things to stay the same,” the Dean started off. “So it’s the familiar decorations that come out of the box - and my cat always sits in the tinsel.” As he shared his story, Charlotte couldn't stop smiling and laughing which struck a chord with royal fans. “Princess Charlotte’s reaction is so endearing. And the way The Princess of Wales gave her a proud smile back,” a fan who goes by the handle @flyingboomerang wrote on Twitter. Another fan @DarkSldeoftMoon added, "Aww I love Princess Catherine's face at Princess Charlotte's excitement."
Another photo because Princess Charlotte’s excitement at Paddington and the way her mum is looking at her is too sweet😭🥰 pic.twitter.com/fzBEVOs8r5— Belle (@RoyallyBelle_) December 24, 2022
Charlotte was at the event along with her older brother Prince George, 9, and their parents Prince William and Catherine who were all seated in the front row. The youngest of the brood, Prince Louis, 4, was not seen at the event.
This is the second year that the Princess of Wales hosted the celebration to thank people for their duty and service over the previous 12 months. In a video that appeared to be at the beginning of the televised broadcast of her carol service, the 40-year-old royal mentioned that the holidays were a special time for the late Queen and her family. "Her Majesty held Christmas close to her heart, as a time that brought people together and reminded us of the importance of faith, friendship and family, and to show empathy and compassion," Kate shared, according to PEOPLE.
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