Kate Middleton doesn’t seem to run out of hidden talents.
Royal Carols: Together At Christmas is a special TV broadcast featuring musical performances by some of Britain’s favorite stars, including the Duchess herself. Per Whattowatch, the special was recorded earlier this month at Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to all the hard work individuals and groups have done during the pandemic.
Middleton reportedly spearheaded her first public performance with one of her favorite new singer-songwriters, Tom Walker…and she was basically a prodigy. A source revealed to People that the pair only rehearsed the song together once in London and recorded the performance in just “a couple of takes. The end result is just lovely.
After meeting Walker at a charity event this past October, the source shared that the Duchess asked him to play “For Those Who Can’t Be Here” with her because the song has “such pertinence for so many this year.” Walker told People that it was a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience.
“I thought she absolutely smashed the performance; it’s not easy to just jump behind a piano with a bunch of musicians you’ve never played with before and record live takes to the camera, but she completely nailed it,” he said. “She’s such a lovely, kind, and warm-hearted person and she took the time to thank everyone personally for the opportunity to play together. It was a crazy pinch-yourself kind of day for me, to be in such a beautiful venue playing alongside the Duchess with my band and a string quartet. I certainly won’t forget that in a hurry!”
Kate Middleton has played piano since she was a child and found comfort in playing music during the pandemic, according to sources. Though this was her first time tickling the ivories in such a public manner, it hopefully won’t be her last!
You can watch the performance, here: