The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a sweet moment as they listened to their wedding singer Ellie Goulding perform at Kate’s Westminster Abbey carol service earlier this month.
In a trailer for the one-hour festive special, Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, which will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve, Prince William turns to wife Kate, as Goulding sings Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
Smart in a suit and tie, William catches Kate’s eye and the pair share a knowing smile before turning back to Goulding’s performance.
Goulding holds a special place in their hearts because she performed at their 2011 wedding, singing a live version of Elton John‘s Your Song for their first dance as husband and wife.
The singer, 34, was among a number of special guests invited to perform at the Duchess’s carol service on December 8.
It was filmed by BBC Studios Events productions and will be broadcast on ITV at 7.30pm on Christmas Eve.
Prince William and Kate reportedly dropped the BBC as the broadcaster for the special in the wake of the two-part series The Princes and the Press, which was criticised by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for giving credibility to ‘overblown and unfounded claims’ about the Royal Family.
A trailer released last week showed the Duchess of Cambridge, dressed in a festive Miu Miu jumper, introducing the one-hour TV special.
‘I’m so excited to be hosting Together At Christmas here at Westminster Abbey,’ Kate told cameras through a smile.
The video also shows celebrity performers including Leona Lewis and Tom Walker. It also features a clip of presenter Kate Garraway speaking at Westminster Abbey concert, which was attended by the Middleton family and senior royals.