Kate Middleton Stuns In Her Christmas-Inspired Ensemble

It's officially the holiday season, which means countless obligations and events to be attended for the Royal family. While the Royals are all sure to attend multiple occasions, the Royal Carols: Together at Christmas event marks the first Royal Christmas concert spearheaded by the Duchess of Cambridge herself (via People).

On December 8, 2021 Kate Middleton hosted the Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey in an effort to celebrate the heroes of the pandemic, from teachers to volunteers (via Daily Mail). After multiple lockdowns, the UK has gone through a lot throughout the pandemic. This event was dedicated to recognizing the unsung heroes that helped ease the process as much as they could, from teachers learning to navigate distance learning and help students adjust to their new normal to volunteers who made all the difference by risking their lives to help ease the load on front liners.

In a statement released by Kensington Palace, they shared, "The service will provide 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" (via Town & Country).

Kate arrived to the event with Prince William, and as with any event the Duchess of Cambridge enters, her festive choice of style for the evening was the first thing everyone noticed.

Kate Middleton radiated holiday spirit in her red ensemble

Kate Middleton proudly beamed from ear to ear while arriving to her first Christmas carol service, and her high energy perfectly matched the festive spirit of her outfit. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the concert in a very Christmas-y red ensemble. She wore a stunning bright-red coat dress designed by Catherine Walker (via Harper's Bazaar). The dress featured a classical dramatic bow-tie collar with buttons along the front, and she emphasized the red holiday spirit with Gianvito Rossi red pumps and a recycled Miu Miu red clutch to match. Kate chose to pair the festive look with some holiday sparkles to complete the moment, with the Queen's glistening sapphire earrings to match her engagement ring (via Daily Mail).

As per usual, Kate understood the assignment and looked the picture of elegance while fully embracing the theme. She wasn't alone though, as Princess Eugenie also had her own holiday-themed look. Continuing on the outerwear theme, Eugenie opted for a Christmas-tree-green cape coat dress, paired with all black accessories from her turtleneck and tights to her clutch and knee-high boots (via Harper's Bazaar).

The festive event was special while also serving a powerful message. The official Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared, "We will be reflecting on the extraordinary challenges we have faced in recent times and celebrating the acts of kindness that we have witnessed across the nation as communities pulled together to help each other and protect those in need."

The Duchess of Cambridge gave a touching speech about togetherness

As her very first time hosting a Christmas concert, Kate Middleton was beaming from ear to ear the entire time as she greeted her very special guests. Kate was joined by Prince William as well as her parents and siblings. Westminster Abbey was filled with numerous royals including Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, according to Daily Mail. As for the entertainment, the event honoring heroes featured performances from British stars like Ellie Goulding and Leona Lewis (via People).

The duchess hosted the event gracefully, spending the evening in deep conversation with her guests. She especially had a touching moment by sweetly crouching down to have a long talk with 7-year-old Tony Hudgell (via Daily Mail). Kate delivered a moving speech at the event where she spoke about the importance of togetherness. "Alongside this, we have seen how communities have come together to support those most in need. And through our separation from others, we have been reminded just how powerful human connection is to us all," she said. "Just how much we need one another. And how loving and feeling a sense of belonging to one another can provide comfort in tough times. The importance of simply being together." (via ITV)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked loved up all evening as they hosted their guests through the festive concert, which will be televised and aired on Christmas Eve on ITV (via Cosmopolitan).