The Duchess of Cambridge has shared details of the Christmas carol service she will be hosting at Westminster Abbey next week to celebrate the “incredible work” of the pandemic heroes.
Kate, 39, today posted a picture of the invitations sent to guests, including charities, teachers and volunteers, ahead of the event on Wednesday 8th.
The service, which features musical performances by mystery guests, has been developed in collaboration with BBC Studios Events Productions, but will be broadcast on ITV as part of a special program next month.
Prince William and Kate announced their refusal to broadcast the BBC in their Christmas special after the two-part series The Princes and the Press, which was criticized by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess and Duchess of Cambridge for the donation. the credibility of the “exaggerated and unsubstantiated allegations” concerning the royal family.
Christmas Mood: Duchess of Cambridge hosts Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey next week to celebrate the “incredible work” of pandemic heroes
An insider in the field said last week: “Everything had been agreed to be shown on BBC1, but it was changed in recent days because of the terrible controversy over the documentary.
“And things are likely to get a lot worse between the royal family and the BBC before they get better, because the second part of the documentary threatens to go further.”
The second part of the documentary presented last night saw Meghan Marklen The lawyer denied the technical and bizarre ban that the duchess had ever bullied the staff – before she claimed that “but she would not want to deny anyone’s personal experiences.”
The program also said people related to both Cambridge and Sussex said something else.
Kensington Palace declined to comment.
Kate no doubt hopes to set aside all the rumbles associated with the documentary before the singing service next week.
The order of service has not been shared, but it was revealed today that the event is “a combination of traditional elements with a modern and comprehensive feel that encompasses people of all religions and nothing at all.”
Glance: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today shared a picture of the invitations sent to guests, including charities, teachers and volunteers
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrote today on Instagram about the singing service: “This Christmas, we are celebrating the incredible work of individuals and organizations across the nation who support their communities.
“Next week, Duchess will host a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey, supported by The Royal Foundation, which will bring together many of these inspiring people.
“The December service will look back to the past eighteen months so that we can think not only of the unprecedented challenges we have faced in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, but also of remembering the positive things: people and organizations coming together in their communities as well as unsung heroes who stepped in to help others.
The event, sponsored by The Royal Foundation, brings together inspiring people from across the UK who have gone more and more to care for and protect those in need during a pandemic.
William and Kate, portrayed in the Royal Variety Performance, said they had given up on the BBC’s special Christmas days after the royal family accused the BBC of making “exaggerated and unsubstantiated allegations” in a paper on the disagreement between William and Harry.
It also involves guests who may be more vulnerable or isolated, including people with limited social relationships, those who have recently died or those who do not have a home of their own.
The Christmas special program marks a massive coup for ITV, which usually disappears from the royal content for the BBC.
Speaking about the decision to leave the BBC for a Christmas concert, a A TV industry source said Sun: It’s a whole new format – the royals have never hosted a televised TV concert before. And leading the Duchess is a big deal.
“Naturally, most of the royal programs will automatically go to the BBC as a national broadcaster. Now it looks like they will be working more with ITV in the future.
The source said ITV was “surprised but delighted” by the sudden change in plan, adding: “It’s going to be a fantastic Christmas carol concert that will be the gold of television for home viewers.”