Kate Middleton appeared on stage with Scottish singer Tom Walker during the Royal Carols: Together at Christmas broadcast, where she demonstrated her musical abilities.
Kate Middleton hit all the right notes during the Royal Carols: Together at Christmas broadcast, making an unforgettable appearance. The Duchess of Cambridge joined Scottish singer Tom Walker onstage on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) to perform his song “For Those Who Can’t Be Here.”
Kate played the piano during the special, which aired on ITV and was held at The Chapter House inside Westminster Abbey, while the 30-year-old musician sang the poignant lyrics and played the guitar.
This was the royal’s first public piano performance since she was 39 years old. Even though Kate has been modest about her piano skills, Tom took a moment to praise her.
While Tom admitted that he “didn’t even know [Kate] played piano,” he explained that after meeting at a charity event, they discussed performing together.
“We got together, we rehearsed the song like nine times, and by the end of it, she’d absolutely nailed it,” he explained, “and then she went away for a couple of days and practised it, and then we finally got to do the recording.”
Tom referred to the Duchess of Cambridge as a “She was a lovely, kind, and warm-hearted person,” he continued, “and she took the time to thank everyone individually for the opportunity to play together.” It was a crazy pinch-yourself kind of day for me, to be in such a beautiful venue with my band and a string quartet, playing alongside the Duchess. That is something I will never forget!”
Following their performance, Kate discussed the significance of the Christmas special.