The Duchess of Cambridge will host a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 8th December.
Supported by The Royal Foundation, to recognise and celebrate the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the nation who have stepped up to support their communities through the pandemic.
Filmed for broadcast, it will be a moment for the nation to come together and look back on the last eighteen months, to think not only of the unprecedented challenges that we have all faced as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to remember the positives: people and organisations pulling together in their communities, the small acts of kindness across different demographics and generations, and the unsung heroes who stepped up to help others.
Guests will range from those involved in grassroots community initiatives, charity workers and volunteers, to teachers, emergency responders and armed forces personnel.
The congregation will also include guests who may be more vulnerable or isolated in our communities – including people with limited social connections, the recently bereaved or those without their own homes.