Kate Middleton‘s first ever public curtsey for King Charles sent royal fans wild last night.
When the King arrived at Westminster Abbey, the mother-of-three offered him a kiss on either cheek before dipping into a low curtsey.
Many of those watching were thrilled by the moment, with one writing: ‘Lovely to see this event and due respect so easily paid to the King and Queen. I’m pleased they were there to support our Princess of Wales.’
Kate Middleton’s first ever public curtsey for King Charles sent royal fans wild last night, as she swept into a low dip while greeting him at her Christmas concert
Meanwhile another added: ‘She curtsies to them with elegance and confidence but no fuss as always. An example to everyone.’
A third commented: ‘That actually choked me up a little bit. Catherine is the epitome of grace and loyalty, how lucky is William.’
Another wrote: ‘I’m crying. What a respectful [moment]. She deserved everything, a Princess of Wales.’
Another added: ‘Kate will make a wonderful future queen. Such an elegant show of respect.’
The Princess of Wales hosted her second ever Together At Christmas concert, set to air on ITV on December 24, last night, with a number of senior royals including the monarch attending
Awkward: Meghan appears to perform a deeply exaggerated curtsey recounting what it was like when she first met the Queen, while her husband Harry watches on
It comes after Meghan mocked her own attempts at royal protocol with a deeply exaggerated curtsey as she described her ‘surreal’ first meeting with the Queen in the first volume of her Netflix series with Prince Harry last week.
In the clip from last night’s carol service, Charles can be seen offering a warm greeting to Kate, who beams at him as she kisses him on either cheek.
Meanwhile she went on to offer him a low curtsey before affectionately rubbing his arm.
She offered a similarly familial greeting to Camilla, who appeared overjoyed to be attending the event.
Many royal fans praised the moment, calling the King and Queen Consort ‘adorable’ and Kate ‘the epitome of grace’
Charles went on to greet his grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, giving them a kiss on either cheek.
Britons showed their deep affection for the Prince and Princess of Wales as they arrived at Westminster Abbey last night having maintained a dignified silence as Harry and Meghan went to war with them.
There were audible cheers from members of the public who shouted ‘we love you’ to William and Kate as they stood in the cold to greet the King.
Inside the Abbey last night, William hailed the ‘spirit of togetherness’ at Christmas.
The Princess kissed Charles on either cheek before she swept into a low curtsey greeting at the church
Meanwhile Kate offers a similar friendly greeting to the Queen Consort, dipping low before they exchange a few words
The Royal Family members gathered for the dignified display of solidarity hours after Harry and Meghan attacked the institution again and again in their Netflix documentary.
Poignantly, William read a passage from the late Queen’s 2012 Christmas message in which Her Majesty said she was ‘always struck by the spirit of togetherness’ at Christmas.
It was a time, she had added, ‘when we remember that God sent his only son to serve, not to be served’. Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have said they will not comment on Harry and Meghan’s claims – with the King said to be determined never to watch the six-part series.
A royal source told the Daily Mirror: ‘Some astonishing claims have been made but the family are determined to stick together and maintain a dignified silence. They will not be dragged into a tit-for-tat row.’
Charles went on to greet his grandchildren Charlotte and George, who attended the event with their parents last night
While the palaces have refused to comment on the claims, sources have made clear that there is immense sadness and frustration about the Sussexes’ decision to yet again air family problems in public.
There was no suggestion that William intended the striking message to be contrasted with the example of his own brother, who turned on his family in yesterday’s Netflix series. Indeed it was planned long before the documentary.
But it will have resonated with many of the 1,800 guests gathered in the Abbey for the concert, staged to recognise the ‘selfless efforts of individuals, families and communities across the UK, and celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection and togetherness can bring’.
Kensington Palace said the Together at Christmas carol service, the second concert Kate has hosted, was dedicated to the late Queen and the values she demonstrated throughout her life, including ‘duty, empathy, faith, service, kindness, compassion and support for others’.
The palace said these principles were ‘shared and personified by the inspirational guests who have been invited to the abbey in recognition of their tireless work to help and care for those around them’.
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