Royal Carols: Together At Christmas – The Duchess of Cambridge’s Introduction
I’m so excited to be hosting Together at Christmas here at Westminster Abbey, a place that’s really special to William and me.
We wanted to say a huge thank you to all those amazing people out there who have supported their communities. We also wanted to recognise those whose struggles perhaps have been less visible too.
We’ve been through such a bleak time. We’ve seen so many challenges. We’ve lost our loved ones. We’ve seen frontline workers under immense pressure. And we’ve also been more emotionally and socially distanced and isolated from each other.
But I suppose through that separation, we’ve also realised how much we need each other and how acts of kindness and love can really bring us comfort and relief in times of distress.
In the congregation tonight we’ve got many inspirational individuals. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for all they’ve done in bringing people together and supporting their communities.
Tonight, we’re going to hear so many wonderful carols. Music was so important for me during the pandemic as I think it was to so many people, too. But above all it’s about celebrating the goodwill, the acts of kindness, love, empathy, and compassion to help people come through these difficult times.
I hope everyone can enjoy this evening with their family and friends. And I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.