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Royal Carols: Together at Christmas

  • Episode:

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX):

    Fri 24 Dec 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    7.30pm - 8.30pm

  • Week:

    Week 51 2021 : Sat 18 Dec - Fri 24 Dec

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Sat 04 Dec 2021

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Royal Carols: Together at Christmas

The Duchess of Cambridge hosts carols from Westminster Abbey

Christmas is the perfect time to come together to celebrate loved ones and focus on family and community. This special and unique Christmas broadcast will be a chance for the nation to come together to reflect upon the last eighteen months, to think not only of the unprecedented challenges that we have all faced as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to remember the positives: people and organisations pulling together in their communities, the small acts of kindness across different demographics and generations, and the unsung heroes who stepped up to help others.

Led by the world-renowned Westminster Abbey choir, the evening will be full of carols, both uplifting and moving, that make us feel joyous, reflective, warm and Christmassy. There will also be guest star musical performances, films, readings and reflections about the importance of human connection and supporting one another during times of hardship and uncertainty. 

The event will bring together inspirational individuals from across the UK who have gone above and beyond to care for and protect those in need during the pandemic. They will be joined by those working in some of the key areas that Her Royal Highness and The Royal Foundation continue to focus on, including promoting the importance of mental health, supporting families and driving awareness of and action on the extraordinary impact of the early years. Invited guests will range from those involved in grassroots community initiatives, charity workers and volunteers, to teachers, emergency responders and armed forces personnel. The congregation will also include guests who may be more vulnerable or isolated in our communities – including people with limited social connections, the recently bereaved or those without their own homes.
 
This unique event will blend Christian, secular and multi-faith moments, blending traditional elements with a modern and inclusive feel to encompass people of all faiths and none. It will also incorporate poignant personal reflections, exploring how lockdown reminded us about the importance of human connection and what it means, as families, communities and as a nation, to be together and to feel united to help one another through times of hardship or uncertainty.