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ITV return to Westminster Abbey for Royal Carols at Christmas


ITV return to Westminster Abbey for Royal Carols at Christmas

The Princess of Wales returns to Westminster Abbey to host a special Christmas carol service.

This year the service, which airs this evening, will be a moment to thank all those who work to support babies, young children and families in communities across the UK and a celebration of the golden opportunity that the birth of a new baby brings.

Spearheaded by The Princess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the service is a moment to bring people together at Christmas time and recognise those who have gone above and beyond to help others throughout the year. Linked to Her Royal Highness’ Shaping Us campaign, the service will showcase the hope of new life and why it is so important to build supportive, nurturing worlds around children and the adults in their lives.


The service will see the world-renowned Westminster Abbey choir perform some of the nation’s most beloved carols, alongside musical performances by guests including Jacob Collier, Freya Ridings and James Bay, and a special duet from Beverley Knight and Adam Lambert. Poignant readings will be delivered by speakers including The Prince of Wales, Micheal Ward, Emma Willis, Roman Kemp, and Jim Broadbent.

A specially commissioned poem written by Joseph Coelho, the Children’s Laureate, will also be read by Leonie Elliott.

The broadcast will feature additional content including an introduction from The Princess of Wales and films which bring to life the importance of early childhood and celebrate the remarkable contribution people in our communities are making to support the very youngest members of our society during those crucial early years. These will include contributions from Rio and Kate Ferdinand, Ugo Monye, Andrea & Virginia Bocelli and Dame Sheila Hancock.

Royal Carols: Together At Christmas, tonight, (Christmas Eve) at 7:45pm on ITV1, STV, ITVX and STV Player

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