Kate Middleton is hosting a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to hold a very special Christmas carol service next week. Taking place at Westminster Abbey, where Kate wed Prince William in 2011, the festive event will serve to celebrate those ‘who go above and beyond to support their communities.’ And the good news is if, like us, your invite got lost in the post, the service is set to be televised.

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As is customary with the Cambridge’s these days, they took to Instagram to announce the news, with an image of a formal invitation to the event, complete with a gold monogrammed C for Catherine at the top.

The invitation reads: ‘Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, supported by The Royal Foundation and with grateful thanks to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey, requests the pleasure of the company of [blank] at a Carol Service at Westminster Abbey, London, SW1P 3PA on Wednesday 8th December, at 5 p.m.’

The Instagram caption for the Kate Middleton carol service read: ‘This Christmas we are celebrating the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the nation who go above and beyond to support their communities.

‘Next week, The Duchess will host a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey, supported by The Royal Foundation, bringing many of those inspirational people together.

‘The service, which will be broadcast in December, will 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.

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The service will take place at 5pm on Wednesday 8 December and Kate is said to have invited a range of ‘inspirational individuals’, according to Kensington Palace. If you haven’t received your invite to the Kate Middleton carol service, don’t worry as it will also be broadcast on ITV the same day, although whether it will be broadcast live or later in the evening is yet to be confirmed. Either way, it sounds like the perfect way to get in the festive mood.