This Moment Between Kate And William Will Pull At Your Heartstrings

Throughout much of the drama surrounding Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the royal family, Kate Middleton has remained largely silent on allegations of racism and other wrongdoings, going so far as to dodge questions about her brother and sister-in-law entirely. Despite the fact that Kate has been "really, really upset" about these allegations and the growing rift between Prince Harry, Meghan, and the rest of the royal family, as an inside source told People, this drama has only brought her closer to her husband, Prince William. "Everything with Harry and Meghan has been hugely stressful, but if anything, it's pulled [her and William] closer together, another inside source told the outlet earlier this month. "She was upset about it because [William] was so upset. Seeing her husband so distraught was tough."

Earlier this year, Kate and William celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with new portraits by photographer Chris Floyd and a visit to the place where they first met. According to USA Today, the royal couple first met in 2001 while attending St. Andrews University in St. Andrews, Scotland, near Edinburgh, Scotland. "It was here in Scotland — 20 years ago this year — that I first met Catherine," Prince William said during an appearance at The Church of Scotland in Edinburgh, per InStyle. "Needless to say, the town where you meet your future wife holds a very special place in your heart."

Middleton and Prince William shared a sweet glance during a recent Christmas carol concert

In a clip of the recent Christmas carol concert, "Royal Carols: Together at Christmas," hosted by Kate Middleton and attended by other members of the royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen giving each other a sweet and lingering glance during pop singer Ellie Goulding's performance. According to the Daily Mail, the sweet glance was exchanged while Goulding was performing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The concert, which took place at Westminster Abbey, also features performances by musicians Leona Lewis and Tom Walker, along with an introduction by Kate, a reading from the Bible by Prince William, and other festive performances. The holiday special will be airing on ITV1 in the United Kingdom on Christmas Eve, per People.

It's likely that this performance by Goulding was nostalgic for the couple since the pop singer first performed at William and Kate's wedding reception back in 2011. As People reported, Goulding, who is a close friend of Prince William's cousin, Princess Eugenie, performed "Your Song" at the couple's wedding reception.

During the holiday event, Kate spoke about the power of connecting with others after coming out of the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Through our separation from others, we have been reminded just how powerful human connection is to us all," she wrote in the program for the "Royal Carols: Together at Christmas" holiday special. "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."