Princess of Wales wows in red dress ahead of carol concert amid Harry and Meghan’s Netflix furore
The Princess of Wales made a stunning statement in a red sequin-embroidered gown, casting off the turbulence of Meghan and Harry’s Netflix documentary ahead of their Royal Christmas Carol concert next week.
Kate, 40, will host the service on Thursday in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in what will be her first Christmas carol service since receiving the title of Princess of Wales.
In a newly released palace portrait, the princess wowed in a dramatic sequined gown with sheer embroidered sleeves and a cinched waist.
She wore her hair in loose waves and kept her makeup fresh with a glossy nude lip, letting the daring dress take center stage.
In the background, the Christmas tree was lit with fairy lights, covered with gold and red bows and decorations.
The service will recognize the selfless efforts of communities across the UK, highlighting the importance of coming together to support one another.
It makes a great comparison to the divisive message many Brits took away from Sussex’s Netflix special, which premiered this week.
In a newly released palace portrait, the princess wowed in a spectacular sequined gown, with sequin-embroidered sheer sleeves and a cinched waist.
At last year’s event, the Princess of Wales was joined by her husband Prince William, Sophie Wessex, and Zara and Mike Tindall.
Harry and Meghan described Britain as racist and seemed to point to the “formality” of the royal family, even behind closed doors.
Meghan said: “Even when Will and Kate came over and I first met her, I remember she was in ripped jeans, she was barefoot.” Like I’m a hugger, I’ve always been a hugger, I didn’t realize that’s really jarring to a lot of Brits.
The Princess of Wales has not addressed the comments. Instead, she got on with royal business.
The service, which was led by the Princess, will combine traditional and modern elements, reaching people of all faiths and none.
It is also scheduled to pay tribute to the late Queen and will see Westminster Abbey awash in festive decorations as the world-renowned Abbey Choir sings Christmas carols and special guests give special readings.
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The Prince and Princess of Wales, pictured at last year’s event at Westminster Abbey, which also aired on Christmas Eve.
Last year, the Princess’s event was attended by her husband, Prince William, as well as Zara and Mike Tindall and Sophie Wessex.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were also in attendance and were photographed singing Christmas carols and hymns.
It was a family affair for the Princess, too, with her parents Carole and Michael Middleton in attendance, as well as her siblings James and Pippa.
Kate’s latest look marks the second time in just a week that she’s stepped out in a stunning red gown.
For the annual Diplomatic Corps reception on December 6, the Princess of Wales wore a scarlet, gem-studded Jenny Packham gown and lotus flower tiara alongside her husband King Charles, 74, and the Queen Consort.
She showed off Queen’s Diamond Frame earrings, which she paired with Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Family Order and her blue Royal Victorian Order sash.
The Prince and Princess of Wales have reportedly yet to watch the Sussexes’ Netflix documentary, instead focusing on parental duties and sticking to “business as usual”.
A source said earlier this week that the royals are reluctant to engage in a tit-for-tat battle over the series.
In the first half of the series, which launched this week, Meghan reminisced about her first meeting with Prince William and Princess Kate.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, said she was unaware that ‘formality’ takes place behind closed doors and that she is a ‘clamp’, which she did not realize was ‘jarring to some Britons’ .
She admitted that she was “shocked” that there is a “way to be looking forward and then you close the door.”
“I started to understand that the formality on the outside is reflected on the inside, that there is a way of being that looks forward and then you close the door and think ‘Okay, we can relax now.'” But that formality is maintained on both sides and that surprised me.’
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at Buckingham Palace for the annual Diplomatic Corps reception last week.
The Princess of Wales stunned in a scarlet Jenny Packham gown as she stepped out at Buckingham Palace alongside the Prince of Wales for the annual Diplomatic Corps reception last week.