Kate Middleton proves her music teacher wrong as she plays piano at carol concert

The Duchess of Cambridge has wowed fans with her beautiful piano performance alongside singer Tom Walker.

The Royals’ carol service took place at the Abbey on Wednesday 8 December, which both Kate and Prince William attended, and with Kate hosting the annual event.

Ahead of the concert being televised on Christmas Eve on ITV, the Duchess shared a clip which shows her walking up to a piano and preparing to play.

In the short clip, Kate is surrounded by candles and is wearing a floor-length red gown with her hair worn in loose waves.

We then see her playing with Tom Walker in the service in beautiful scenes, with Kate playing the piano while he sings heartfelt track, 'For Those Who Can't Be Here'.

Kate's musical talent is evident when it comes to the piano, but she was once told she "wasn't going to be a concert pianist."

Kate gained her grade three piano and grade five theory, and she was taught by Daniel Nicholls, beginning at age 11.

The piano tutor has since been in high demand due to teaching Kate, and he once told the BBC: "It's bizarre but it's fun. There are a lot of telephone calls and camera crews."

Describing Kate, he said: "She was lovely, she was a normal student and very pleasant."

Proving her former teacher wrong, Kate played to the public for the first time in the televised Christmas Carol service.

“I’m so excited to be hosting Together at Christmas here at Westminster Abbey, a place that’s really special to William and me,” the 39 year old says in the programme’s introduction which was recorded before the service.

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“We wanted to say a huge thank you to all those amazing people out there who have supported their communities. We also wanted to recognise those whose struggles perhaps have been less visible too.

“We’ve been through such a bleak time. We’ve seen so many challenges. We’ve lost our loved ones. We’ve seen our frontline workers under immense pressure. And also we’ve been more emotionally and socially distanced and isolated from each other.

“But I suppose through that separation, we’ve also realised how much we need each other and how acts of kindness and love can really bring us comfort and relief in times of distress.”

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Kate goes on to say that there are “many inspirational individuals” in attendance at the service, and that “we owe them a huge debt of gratitude for all they’ve done in bringing people together and supporting their communities”.

“But above all it’s about celebrating the goodwill, the acts of kindness, love, empathy, and compassion to help people come through these difficult times.”

The Duchess further promised that the event has “so many wonderful carols”, and discussed how important music has been to many people over the course of the pandemic – including herself.

“Music was so important to me during the pandemic as I think it was to so many people too,” said the Duchess.

Royal Carols: Together At Christmas aired at 7:30pm on Christmas Eve on ITV.

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