The Princess of Wales has shared a festive behind-the-scenes snap ahead of her carol service which will pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Kate looks ready for Christmas as she poses in a red sequin dress in front of a Christmas tree, with two presents peeking out behind her.
She will host the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Thursday night – hours after the final three episodes of Prince Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series air.
In the first half of the show, the couple shared their love story and spoke out about their difficult relationship with the press and the royal family’s response to racist articles about Meghan.
The Duke of Sussex claimed royal men are tempted to “marry someone for style”, rather than for love, and said Meghan “doesn’t have a father”.
Meanwhile, the Duchess revealed that the “formality” of the Royal Family often goes on behind closed doors, saying “bad” stories were “planted” in the press ahead of her wedding.
The royals have remained tight-lipped about the controversial release, brushing it off with “no comment”.
Senior members of the family are set to stand together in a united front on Thursday, with the king, queen consort, Prince William and other members to support Kate.
The carol service, called “Royal Carols: Together At Christmas”, will “recognise the selfless efforts of individuals, families and communities across the UK”.
It is also set to “highlight the remarkable impact that coming together to support others can have for us all”.
“This year’s carol service is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the values Her Majesty demonstrated throughout her life, including duty, empathy, faith, service, kindness, compassion and support for others,” said information released last week.
‘Poignant’ readings will be delivered by speakers including The Prince of Wales, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Bonneville and Kadeena Cox.
It is the royal family’s first Christmas without their matriarch, the Queen, who died aged 96 in September after a 70-year reign.
Many prominent family members will spend Christmas at Sandringham, the late Queen’s country home in Norfolk.
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