Proving they’re all about joining in the fun, the royals were pictured carolling when attending the Duchess of Cambridge‘s Westminster Abbey carol service earlier this month.

Kate and Prince William, 39, appeared to be in deep concentration as they sang along to the festive tunes in photographs taken during the one-hour festive special, Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, which will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve.

They were joined by a host of royal family members, including the Countess of Wessex, 55, Princess Beatrice, 33, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, 31, and Zara and Mike Tindall.

Kate cut an elegant figure as she stepped out for the carol service in London, which celebrates the ‘incredible work’ of pandemic heroes including charity workers, teachers and volunteers.

The mother-of-three debuted a new red Catherine Walker coat dress for the outing, which featured a large bow detailing across the bodice. 

Proving they're all about joining in the fun, the royals were pictured carolling when attending the Duchess of Cambridge's Westminster Abbey carol service earlier this month. Pictured, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Proving they're all about joining in the fun, the royals were pictured carolling when attending the Duchess of Cambridge's Westminster Abbey carol service earlier this month. Pictured, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Proving they’re all about joining in the fun, the royals were pictured carolling when attending the Duchess of Cambridge’s Westminster Abbey carol service earlier this month. Pictured, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The royals (pictured) appeared to be in deep concentration as they sang along to the festive tunes in photographs taken during the one-hour festive special, Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, which will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve

The royals (pictured) appeared to be in deep concentration as they sang along to the festive tunes in photographs taken during the one-hour festive special, Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, which will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve

The royals (pictured) appeared to be in deep concentration as they sang along to the festive tunes in photographs taken during the one-hour festive special, Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, which will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve

They were joined by a host of royal family members, including the Countess of Wessex, 55, Princess Beatrice, 33, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (pictured), Princess Eugenie, 31, and Zara and Mike Tindall.

They were joined by a host of royal family members, including the Countess of Wessex, 55, Princess Beatrice, 33, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (pictured), Princess Eugenie, 31, and Zara and Mike Tindall.

They were joined by a host of royal family members, including the Countess of Wessex, 55, Princess Beatrice, 33, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (pictured), Princess Eugenie, 31, and Zara and Mike Tindall.

Kate’s coat dress, thought to be worth around £3,000, is a new ensemble for the Duchess, who previously wore a black version of the garment to attend Prince Philip‘s funeral in April. 

Meanwhile the royal added a touch of glamour to her outfit with the Queen Mother’s sapphire and diamond fringe earrings, and recycled her £640 red suede bag by Miu Miu for the occasion, first worn in September 2016.

It was a family affair for the Duchess at the carol service, with her parents Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as her siblings James and Pippa, also in attendance. 

Once inside, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be seen wearing black face coverings, in accordance with guidance from the abbey. 

The website details how attendees are ‘encouraged when inside the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church’ to wear masks while social distancing is ‘encouraged in areas which are small and confined.’ 

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured centre) cut an elegant figure as she stepped out for the carol service in London

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured centre) cut an elegant figure as she stepped out for the carol service in London

The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured centre) cut an elegant figure as she stepped out for the carol service in London

The service (pictured) celebrates the 'incredible work' of pandemic heroes including charity workers, teachers and volunteers

The service (pictured) celebrates the 'incredible work' of pandemic heroes including charity workers, teachers and volunteers

The service (pictured) celebrates the ‘incredible work’ of pandemic heroes including charity workers, teachers and volunteers

The mother-of-three (pictured right) debuted a new red Catherine Walker coat dress for the outing, which featured a large bow detailing across the bodice

The mother-of-three (pictured right) debuted a new red Catherine Walker coat dress for the outing, which featured a large bow detailing across the bodice

The mother-of-three (pictured right) debuted a new red Catherine Walker coat dress for the outing, which featured a large bow detailing across the bodice

Get into the festive spirit like Kate in a red coat by Catherine Walker

There’s nothing quite like a carol service to kickstart the countdown to Christmas!

The Duchess of Cambridge was the hostess with the mostess for a charity concert at Westminster Abbey, and of course she chose to wear a very festive shade of red.

If this coat feels familiar, it’s because Kate has previously worn it in black. Isn’t the bow detail on the neckline stunning? It reminds us of a present under the tree!

The long, slim silhouette suits her down to the ground, and when teamed with Gianvito Rossi heels and a Miu Miu bag in matching red, plus a pair of sapphire earrings that belonged to the Queen Mother, she looked very regal indeed.

Click through to see the coat in all its glory, or if your outerwear wardrobe is in need of a colour pop, head to our list of red hot picks from the likes of LK Bennett and Hobbs.

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Kate's coat dress (pictured right), thought to be worth around £3,000, is a new ensemble for the Duchess, who previously wore a black version of the garment to attend Prince Philip's funeral in April

Kate's coat dress (pictured right), thought to be worth around £3,000, is a new ensemble for the Duchess, who previously wore a black version of the garment to attend Prince Philip's funeral in April

Kate’s coat dress (pictured right), thought to be worth around £3,000, is a new ensemble for the Duchess, who previously wore a black version of the garment to attend Prince Philip’s funeral in April

Meanwhile the royal (pictured right) added a touch of glamour to her outfit with the Queen Mother's sapphire and diamond fringe earrings

Meanwhile the royal (pictured right) added a touch of glamour to her outfit with the Queen Mother's sapphire and diamond fringe earrings

Meanwhile the royal (pictured right) added a touch of glamour to her outfit with the Queen Mother’s sapphire and diamond fringe earrings, and recycled her £640 red suede bag by Miu Miu for the occasion, first worn in September 2016

However, when joining in with the carolling, the royals took off their face masks to sing the tunes. 

The service will include musical performances from stars including Ellie Goulding and Leona Lewis.

It has been developed with BBC Studios Events Productions but will be broadcast on ITV at 7.30pm on Christmas Eve as part of a special programme called Royal Carols: Together At Christmas. 

Prince William and Kate reportedly dropped the BBC as the broadcaster for their Christmas special in the wake of the two-part series The Princes and the Press, which was criticised by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for giving credibility to ‘overblown and unfounded claims’ about the Royal Family.  

Presenter Kate Garraway (pictured) speaking at the Westminster Abbey concert earlier this month

Presenter Kate Garraway (pictured) speaking at the Westminster Abbey concert earlier this month

Presenter Kate Garraway (pictured)

Presenter Kate Garraway (pictured)

Presenter Kate Garraway (pictured) speaking at the Westminster Abbey concert earlier this month

Choristers from the Westminster Abbey Choir taking part in 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Choristers from the Westminster Abbey Choir taking part in 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Choristers from the Westminster Abbey Choir taking part in ‘Royal Carols – Together At Christmas’

Members of the congregation lighting a candle at the crib during 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Members of the congregation lighting a candle at the crib during 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Mila Sneddon, six, lighting a candle at the crib

Mila Sneddon, six, lighting a candle at the crib

Members of the congregation lighting a candle at the crib during ‘Royal Carols – Together At Christmas’

Poet Lemn Sissay performing 'To The Day', a poem created for The Duchess of Cambridge's 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Poet Lemn Sissay performing 'To The Day', a poem created for The Duchess of Cambridge's 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Poet Lemn Sissay performing ‘To The Day’, a poem created for The Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Royal Carols – Together At Christmas’

A trailer released last week showed the Duchess of Cambridge, dressed in a festive Miu Miu jumper, introducing the one-hour TV special. 

‘I’m so excited to be hosting Together At Christmas here at Westminster Abbey,’ Kate told cameras through a smile. 

The video also shows celebrity performers including Leona Lewis and Tom Walker. It also features a clip of presenter Kate Garraway speaking at Westminster Abbey concert.

Hosted and spearheaded by The Duchess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the event paid tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the UK who have supported their communities through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Filmed for broadcast, the service provided a moment for the nation to come together and reflect, to think not only of the extraordinary challenges that we have faced, but also to celebrate the acts of kindness that we have witnessed across our nation, the communities pulling together to protect and care for those in need, and those who have stepped up to help others.

Singer Tom Walker lighting a candle during 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Singer Tom Walker lighting a candle during 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Singer Tom Walker lighting a candle during ‘Royal Carols – Together At Christmas’

Paralympian and junior doctor Kim Daybell giving a reading in 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Paralympian and junior doctor Kim Daybell giving a reading in 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas'

Paralympian and junior doctor Kim Daybell giving a reading in ‘Royal Carols – Together At Christmas’

Hosted and spearheaded by The Duchess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the event (pictured) paid tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the UK who have supported their communities through the Covid-19 pandemic

Hosted and spearheaded by The Duchess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the event (pictured) paid tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the UK who have supported their communities through the Covid-19 pandemic

Hosted and spearheaded by The Duchess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the event (pictured) paid tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the UK who have supported their communities through the Covid-19 pandemic

Filmed for broadcast, the service provided a moment for the nation to come together and reflect, to think not only of the extraordinary challenges that we have faced, but also to celebrate the acts of kindness that we have witnessed across our nation, the communities pulling together to protect and care for those in need, and those who have stepped up to help others

Filmed for broadcast, the service provided a moment for the nation to come together and reflect, to think not only of the extraordinary challenges that we have faced, but also to celebrate the acts of kindness that we have witnessed across our nation, the communities pulling together to protect and care for those in need, and those who have stepped up to help others

Filmed for broadcast, the service provided a moment for the nation to come together and reflect, to think not only of the extraordinary challenges that we have faced, but also to celebrate the acts of kindness that we have witnessed across our nation, the communities pulling together to protect and care for those in need, and those who have stepped up to help others

It combined traditional elements with a modern and inclusive feel to encompass people of all faiths and none, the service featured carols sung by the world-renowned Westminster Abbey choir.

It also incorporated a performance of To The Day, a poignant composition created for the service by poet and writer Lemn Sissay, and readings delivered by speakers including The Duke of Cambridge, British Paralympian and junior doctor Kim Daybell and Kate Garraway. 

 The Christmas Eve broadcast will feature additional content including an introduction from The Duchess of Cambridge, videos highlighting the efforts of inspirational organisations, and a special performance by Tom Walker of his new Christmas single For Those Who Can’t Be Here.

The Christmas Eve broadcast of the service (pictured) will feature additional content including an introduction from The Duchess of Cambridge, videos highlighting the efforts of inspirational organisations, and a special performance by Tom Walker of his new Christmas single For Those Who Can’t Be Here

The Christmas Eve broadcast of the service (pictured) will feature additional content including an introduction from The Duchess of Cambridge, videos highlighting the efforts of inspirational organisations, and a special performance by Tom Walker of his new Christmas single For Those Who Can’t Be Here

The Christmas Eve broadcast of the service (pictured) will feature additional content including an introduction from The Duchess of Cambridge, videos highlighting the efforts of inspirational organisations, and a special performance by Tom Walker of his new Christmas single For Those Who Can’t Be Here

Mila Sneddon, six, reading a prayer at the service, accompanied by her mother Lynda Sneddon

Mila Sneddon, six, reading a prayer at the service, accompanied by her mother Lynda Sneddon

Mila Sneddon, six, reading a prayer at the service, accompanied by her mother Lynda Sneddon

Mila Sneddon, six, watched by her mother, Lynda, lighting a candle during 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas', a Christmas carol concert hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey

Mila Sneddon, six, watched by her mother, Lynda, lighting a candle during 'Royal Carols - Together At Christmas', a Christmas carol concert hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey

Mila Sneddon, six, watched by her mother, Lynda, lighting a candle during ‘Royal Carols – Together At Christmas’, a Christmas carol concert hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey

The Queen's Piper playing by the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior (pictured) during the service

The Queen's Piper playing by the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior (pictured) during the service

The Queen’s Piper playing by the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior (pictured) during the service

Unsung heroes from across the length and breadth of the nation were invited to attend the service in recognition of their tireless efforts and selfless acts of kindness despite incredibly difficult circumstances. 

Nominations were drawn from Lieutenancies across the UK, alongside community networks, charitable organisations and patronages of Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Individuals who The Duke and Duchess have met and spent time with during their recent engagements and project work were also be present, alongside those working in some of the key areas that Their Royal Highnesses and The Royal Foundation continue to focus on.

The congregation also included armed forces personnel who were involved in Operation Pitting, young carers, faith leaders, and guests who may be more vulnerable or isolated within our society.

Source: Daily Mail

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