Kate Middleton surprises Britons by playing piano tune for Christmas

During a concert she hosted at Westminster Abbey, the Duchess of Cambridge accompanied singer Tom Walker for a song.

Kate Middleton surprised British viewers on Friday night. During a Christmas concert at Westminster Abbey, broadcast on December 24 by the English channel ITV, the Duchess of Cambridge took place behind a piano to accompany singer Tom Walker.

This show, titled Together at Christmas, was announced at the end of November and took place on December 8. Tom Walker’s song had been recorded the day before, with Kate Middleton on the piano, as reported on Daily Mail. The British knew Prince William’s wife would officiate as the host of the event, but were unaware that she would participate as a musician.

« An experience that only happens once in a lifetime »

According to the magazine People, this Christmas show aimed to pay tribute to the British organizations which mobilized in the face of the coronavirus crisis. The song performed by Tom Walker is called For Those Who Can’t Be Here (« For those who can not be there »), a title necessarily heavy with meaning in this second Christmas of the pandemic.

« It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, » Tom Walker said of their collaboration, as reported. People. « I think she was wonderful: it’s not easy to sit behind a piano in the company of musicians with whom you have never played before and to record live on camera, but she was excellent. « 

According to the Australian site ABC, Kate Middleton has been playing the piano since childhood. A source close to the royal family who confided in People reports that performing has given her « a lot of comfort » during the pandemic: « She realizes the unifying power of music, especially in troubled times. That’s why she was thrilled to take part in Tom’s performance. » Singers Ellie Goulding and Leona Lewis also performed. Kate Middleton was accompanied by Prince William.

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