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The Duchess of Cambridge gives a surprise piano performance during a Christmas concert

By Ivana Kottasová, Lauren Said-Moorhouse and Max Foster, CNN

Duchess of Cambridge surprised British television audiences with a piano performance during a Christmas special shown on TV on Christmas Eve.

Kate played the piano as part of a special Christmas celebration community events organized by her at Westminster Abbey in central London earlier this month.

The carol evening was led by the duchess, who wanted to “celebrate life in our community, and illustrate how acts of kindness, empathy and love can nurture and end in life.” bring us back together.”

In a recorded message introducing the event, Kate said she wanted to thank those who went above and beyond to support their communities during the pandemic, honoring proven acts of kindness. nationwide and noted others may have struggled with the past two years.

In her work’s order, she reflects on the end of “another special year” and “the challenges previously unimaginable” over the past 18 months.

Those attending the December 8 event have been described as “unsung heroes” chosen from community networks, charities and the patronage of the Queen The Queen, the Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II. Duke of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

A transcript of the event, “Royal Carols: Together At Christmas” was shown on the UK’s ITV network on Christmas Eve, and includes never-before-seen footage of the duchess playing the piano.

Viewers knew the show would feature celebrity appearances, with musical performances by singers Ellie Goulding and Leona Lewis, and readings by British Paralympic athlete Kim Daybell and the star “Harry Potter” Tom Felton, but Kate’s performance was a surprise.

The Duchess was shown in the Chapter House inside Westminster Abbey with Tom Walker playing “For Those Who Can’t Be Here”.

Members of the Windsor family attended festivities in support of the duchess’s big night, including Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Beatrice, Countess of Wessex, Zara and Mike Tindall.

Also making rare public appearances are Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, along with her siblings, James and Pippa.

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