One of the most important parts of Christmas is bonding with family! Prince William and Kate Middleton spent quality time with Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they headed to the “Together At Christmas” holiday carol concert in Westminster Abbey on Thursday, December 15. The whole family seemed excited to celebrate the holiday season at the royal event.
The pair were out with their children the same day that the second part of William’s brother Prince Harry’s Netflix documentary with his wife Meghan Markle was released. The docuseries Harry & Meghan details how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met and the turbulent times in their relationship, leading to them deciding to step down from royal duties and move to the United States. The second part of the series dropped in the early morning on Thursday. The series quickly became the most-viewed documentary ever for Netflix, even reaching number one in the U.K., with over 81 million hours of viewing all over the world, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the preview for the latest episode, Harry mentioned the unequal treatment between William and himself. “They were happy to lie to protect my brother, but they were never willing to tell the truth to protect us,” he says in the trailer.
Besides being a holiday celebration, the evening also served as a year-end tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at 96 in September. The Prince and Princess of Wales shared some previews for the event on their Instagram Story, including a clip of Kate putting ornaments on a tree. “Getting ready to welcome our guests, celebrating those who have gone above and beyond in their communities and paying tribute to Her Late Majesty The Queen,” they wrote in one post.
The family went with a traditional red holiday color scheme with most of their outfits, and it’s clear they coordinated as father-son and mother-daughter. William, 40, sported a long black coat over a suit with a red tie, as he held his daughter Charlotte’s hand. Charlotte, 7, sported a red dress (almost the same color as her mom’s) as she walked beside George, 9, who matched his dad in a blue suit. Kate, 40, walked on the other side of her children and wore a deep burgundy gown with matching heels and carried a matching clutch for the occasion. George mirrored his father, while Charlotte’s outfit matched with her mom. The pair’s youngest son Prince Louis, 4, was not in attendance for the event.
The Christmas concert comes just two days after the family released their holiday card on the prince and princess’s Instagram, where they similarly coordinated their outfits. The photo featured the children standing between their mom and dad with them all holding hands. They were all dressed casually with the boys wearing collared shirts, Charlotte wearing a blouse, and Kate in a white top with jeans. The Christmas Card also showed just how tall George is getting as he was getting close to the same height as his mum. “Sharing a new picture of the family for this year’s Christmas card,” they wrote along with the card.
William’s relationship with his brother plays a major focus in one of the new episodes of the Harry & Meghan documentary. He detailed a January 2020 discussion with the Queen, his dad Prince Charles (now King Charles), and William about their future with the Royal family. “It became very clear very quickly that goal was not up for discussion or debate. It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me, and my father say things that just simply weren’t true and my grandmother, you know, quietly sit there, and sort of take it all in,” he said of the meeting.