Kate Middleton plays piano at Christmas carol concert
Kate took the country by storm on Christmas Eve when she took part in a special performance of ‘For Those Who Can’t Be Here’ alongside singer Tom Walker. The Duchess of Cambridge accompanied the performer at the piano, displaying her unknown skills with the instrument.
Her exhibition – and the event hosted to thank unsung heroes of the pandemic – gained Kate huge praises from online users.
One Twitter user with the nickname @KatesPowerSuit gushed: “Is there anything the Duchess of Cambridge can’t do?”
Another, @Billybingbong2, said: “My husband (not a royal watcher) walked past the TV, saw Catherine playing the piano and said ‘Wow, is there anything she isn’t good at?’. Beautiful service”.
Others agreed the Crown is in “safe hands” with the Duchess of Cambridge set to become Queen Consort.
Kate took the world by storm on Christmas Eve as she performed on the piano
Kate taking part in a special performance of ‘For Those Who Can’t Be Here’
Twitter user @Coventry_roots wrote: “Beautiful. My mother is in tears of joy and all three generations of our family are saying the Royal Family is safe in her hands. Catherine’s parents must be bursting with pride!!!!”
A second, @b_bfoss, also said Kate will skillfully carry on the royal legacy.
They said: “Catherine will serve England well! Beautiful, smart, classy; Queen Elizabeth is leaving her legacy in good hands!”
Twitter user @BlackOrchid1909 wrote: “Nothing ‘over the top’ just a genuinely wonderful performance. Catherine once again does the Crown proud.”
Another, @grammcen, claimed Kate was “born to be the wife of a King.”
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Kate and Tom Walker rehearsed in secret ahead of the performance
They added: “Our future King William has won an absolute prize marrying her. Such a lovely lady.”
Kate was also praised for her performance by Mr Walker, who said the Duchess “absolutely smashed” playing the piano with him.
The performance was recorded the day before the special Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey.
And the pair had rehearsed it in complete secret a few weeks prior to it, the singer said.
Kate hosted the Together at Christmas carol service on December 8
Kate and Prince William during the Christmas carol service
The singer said: “It was very secret, very secret – even the studio didn’t know what was going on. We were sitting on opposite sides of the room for Covid, rehearsing.”
“So, we got together, we rehearsed the song like nine times and by the end of it she’d absolutely nailed it, and then she went away for a couple of days and practised it, and then we finally got to do the recording of it.”
Mr Walker recalled approaching the Duchess and asking her to perform together after meeting her at a charity event.
Speaking about working with Kate, he said: “Without doubt, it was a once in a lifetime experience.
Kate and Prince William got married in 2011
“I thought she absolutely smashed the performance; it’s not easy to just jump behind a piano with a bunch of musicians you’ve never played with before and record live takes to camera, but she completely nailed it.”
The singer described Kate as a “warm-hearted, lovely person”.
The Together at Christmas event took place on December 8 but was recorded for broadcast and aired by ITV on December 24.
With this special concert, the Duchess wanted to thank people who, during the pandemic, have gone above and beyond with their efforts to help their neighbours, communities and the country.
Speaking to these unsung heroes, the Duchess said in a message recorded before the event: “We wanted to say a huge thank you to all those amazing people out there who have supported their communities.
Kate and Prince William are set to become Queen Consort and King
“We also wanted to recognise those whose struggles perhaps have been less visible, too.”
The Duchess acknowledged the “bleak time” experienced by the world over the past 20 months.
She said: “We’ve been through such a bleak time. We’ve seen so many challenges. We’ve lost our loved ones.
“We’ve seen our frontline workers under immense pressure.
“And also we’ve been more emotionally and socially distanced and isolated from each other.
“But I suppose through that separation, we’ve also realised how much we need each other and how acts of kindness and love can really bring us comfort and relief in times of distress.”