Kate Middleton looks festive in a fair isle print sweater in a new video shared by Kensington Palace. The six second clip shows the Princess of Wales placing a bauble on a Christmas tree with the caption “final touches”.
The video—which has received nearly 600,000 views on Twitter so far–promotes Kate’s Together At Christmas carol service, which will take place at Westminster Abbey this evening.
Another still from the video:
This is the second time Kate’s hosted the carol service. It’ll be filmed this evening and broadcast on ITV1 on the 24th of December—Christmas Eve.
Spearheaded by The Princess of Wales, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the service will recognise the selfless efforts of individuals, families and communities across the UK, and celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection and togetherness can bring.ITV
King Charles and other royals will attend the service, which will pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth:
This year’s carol service is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the values Her Majesty demonstrated throughout her life, including duty, empathy, faith, service, kindness, compassion and support for others.ITV
You can expect a mixture of modern and traditional music in the service, from traditional carols sung by the Abbey’s choir to musical performances from Craig David, Alexis Ffrench, Samantha Barks, Alfie Boe and Melanie C. The Prince of Wales will join Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Bonneville and Kadeena Cox in giving readings.
Of course, during last year’s service, Kate surprised everybody by taking to the piano and accompanying Tom Walker as he sang “For Those Who Can’t Be Here”. Will we see the Princess collaborate on a musical performance with another singer this year? I hope so! (Also, release it for charity! Think of the money they’d raise!)
Let’s take a look at Kate’s festive outfit.
Kate Middleton’s outfit:
The sweater is made from a super soft wool-alpaca mix yarn. It features a Fair Isle knitted border design in burgundy and grey tones. The piece is finished with gold buttons on the cuffs and shoulders.
Sadly, the sweater is no longer available to buy. It originally retailed for £179.
Kate’s a fan of Holland Cooper, she owns a fair few pieces of clothing from the company. The luxury British brand is known for mixing heritage fabrics with contemporary design.
Kate paired the roll-neck with her Roland Mouret Axon trousers (pictured below on another occasion).
Kate publicly debuted the black wide-leg trousers last year, as she assisted with preparations ahead of the 2021 carol service. I love the continuity (though I’m sure it’ll be accidental).
The wide-legged trousers are crafted from a stretch fabric to ensure a comfortable and flattering fit. They feature a relaxed silhouette and pressed creases on both the front and back. Original RRP: £595 / $960 USD at at Matchesfashion.com. Sadly, they’re no longer available to buy.
Kate’s no stranger to Roland Mouret’s designs. She’s worn several dresses and gowns, plus a suit from the French designer over the last decade or so.
I’m afraid I’m not sure which earrings the Princess wore in the video promo (below left). It does look the gold hoop is kind of angular, which reminds me of her Simone Rocha pearls (below right)—but I could be way off. And I don’t think the earring charm matches the pearl?
Quick note—I ran the video stills through a tool that promises to make images less fuzzy/better quality using AI. I thought it’d add that in case anybody is wondering why Kate looks a bit ‘airbrushed’ in the screenshots I took from the video!