Kate Middleton will give first ever public piano performance

A surprise royal musician at Kate’s carol concert! Duchess hints she will give first ever public piano performance during festive broadcast

  • New clip of Kate Middleton, 39, ahead of her Christmas carol service released
  • Duchess of Cambridge can be seen sitting at a piano in Westminster Abbey
  • Mother-of-three learnt the instrument as a child and also played the flute
  • The Duchess has never performed the piano in public before
  • Il Duchessa di Cambridge is set to give her first ever public piano performance during her Christmas carol concert, which is to be broadcast tonight.

    Kate Middleton, 39, who is set to spend the festive weekend at her Norfolk home of Anmer Hall, is preparing for the Royal Carols: Together At Natale one-hour television special which will be broadcast on ITV on tonight at 7.30pm.

    In a new clip released on Instagram this morning, the mother-of-three walks up to a piano at Westminster Abbey before taking a seat and beginning to play.

    While the video was uploaded to the app without any sound, the caption hinted that royal fans could be treated to a performance by the mother-of-three during the broadcast tonight.








    La duchessa di Cambridge, 39, is set to give her first ever public piano performance during her Christmas carol concert, which is to be broadcast tonight

    La duchessa di Cambridge, 39, is set to give her first ever public piano performance during her Christmas carol concert, which is to be broadcast tonight

    Alongside the piano and musical note emoji, legge: 'Stasera. @ITV. 7:30pm. #TogetherAtChristmas.

    The Duchess played the instrument as a child, achieving Grade 3 in the instrument, but has never performed in public.

    Ahead of the royal wedding in 2011, her piano teacher previously revealed how she was a ‘good’ giocatore.

    Daniel Nicholls taught the Duchess to play the piano, along with her mother Carole, sister Pippa, and brother James.

    Nella breve clip, Kate Middleton walks up to a piano at Westminster Abbey before taking a seat and beginning to play

    Nella breve clip, Kate Middleton walks up to a piano at Westminster Abbey before taking a seat and beginning to play

    While the video was uploaded to the app without any sound, the caption hinted that royal fans could be treated to a performance by the mother-of-three during the broadcast tonight

    While the video was uploaded to the app without any sound, the caption hinted that royal fans could be treated to a performance by the mother-of-three during the broadcast tonight

    At the time, Egli ha detto: ‘Kate came for lessons when she was about 10 o 11, Alla signora Howes è stato insegnato dai suoi genitori a dire di sì a qualsiasi cosa le fosse chiesto di fare 13, di 1993 per 95.

    ‘She was absolutely lovely, a really delightful person to teach the piano. I actually taught the whole family except Mike – Carole, Pippa and James, and again they were just absolutely lovely people, normal piano pupils.

    Al tempo, Egli ha detto: ‘I don’t think anyone would say she was going to be a concert pianist, but she was good at it, she always did everything she was told.

    After learning piano, Kate also turned to flute, which she played until the age of 18 in the school’s orchestra.

    Kate devised the carol service - which proved to be a family affair with several members of the royal family attending - to thank those who have gone above and beyond to support people during the pandemic

    Kate devised the carol servicewhich proved to be a family affair with several members of the royal family attendingto thank those who have gone above and beyond to support people during the pandemic

    She was also in a senior flute group called Tootie-Flooties with her sister Pippa.

    Kate devised the carol servicewhich proved to be a family affair with several members of the royal family attendingto thank those who have gone above and beyond to support people during the pandemic and celebrate the small but never insignificant acts of kindness that have been witness across the nation over the last two years.

    It has been developed with BBC Studios Events Productions but will be broadcast on ITV.

    principe William and Kate reportedly dropped the BBC as the broadcaster for their Christmas special in the wake of the two-part series The Princes and the Press, which was criticised by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for giving credibility to ‘overblown and unfounded claimsabout the Royal Family.

    The royals (nella foto) appeared to be in deep concentration as they sang along to the festive tunes in photographs taken during the one-hour festive special, Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, which will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve

    The royals (nella foto) appeared to be in deep concentration as they sang along to the festive tunes in photographs taken during the one-hour festive special, Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, which will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve

    They were joined by a host of royal family members, including the Countess of Wessex, 55, Principessa Beatrice, 33, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (nella foto), Principessa Eugenie, 31, and Zara and Mike Tindall

    They were joined by a host of royal family members, including the Countess of Wessex, 55, Principessa Beatrice, 33, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (nella foto), Principessa Eugenie, 31, and Zara and Mike Tindall

    In her recorded introduction message the Duchess reveals she chose Westminster Abbey for the service because ‘it’s a place that’s really special to William and me’. The couple married there in 2011.

    Kate and Prince William were joined at the service by a host of royal family members, includendo il Contessa di Wessex, 55, Principessa Beatrice, 33, e suo marito Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Principessa Eugenie, 31, and Zara and Mike Tindall.

    La duchessa’ parents Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as her siblings James and Pippa, were also in attendance at the event.

    The Together At Christmas carol service was attended by ‘unsung heroes’ from across the UK in recognition of their ‘inspirational’ efforts to protect and care for those around them.

    Nominations were drawn from local Lieutenancies, community networks, charitable organisations and patronages of Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

    Individuals who The Duke and Duchess met and spent time with during their recent engagements and project work were also present, alongside armed forces personnel who were involved in Operation Pittingairlifting families out of Kabulyoung carers and faith leaders.

    La duchessa di Cambridge (centro nella foto) cut an elegant figure as she stepped out for the carol service in London

    La duchessa di Cambridge (centro nella foto) cut an elegant figure as she stepped out for the carol service in London

    ‘We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for all they’ve done in bringing people together and supporting their communities,’ Kate added.

    Introducing star performers including Ellie Goulding, Leona Lewis, Tom Walker and the Westminster Abbey choir, Kate added that music had been ‘so important to me during the pandemic as I think it was to so many people too’.

    ‘But above all it’s about celebrating the goodwill, the acts of kindness, amore, empatia, and compassion to help people come through these difficult times,' lei ha aggiunto.

    The service also incorporates readings delivered by The Duke of Cambridge, British Paralympian and junior doctor Kim Daybell, actor Tom Felton, and presenter Kate Garraway, in addition to a performance of To The Day, a poignant composition written for the service by poet and writer Lemn Sissay.

    The Together At Christmas carol service was developed and delivered in partnership with Westminster Abbey and BBC Studios Events Productions and will be broadcast on Christmas Eve on ITV at 7.30pm