Will Quotes Queen’s ‘Togetherness’ Speech Amid Harry, Meghan Drama

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The spirit of the season! Prince William gave an uplifting speech concerning the holidays in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II throughout Royal Carols: Collectively At Christmas.

The Prince of Wales, 40, joined spouse Princess Kate, father King Charles III, stepmother Queen Consort Camilla and extra members of the royal household on the Thursday, December 15, live performance. Throughout the occasion, William learn one of many late queen’s earlier Christmas speeches.

“At Christmas, I’m all the time struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies additionally on the coronary heart of the Christmas story,” the Duke of Cornwall learn aloud on Thursday, reciting Elizabeth’s 2012 Christmas tackle, per The Mirror. “A younger mom and a dutiful father with their child had been joined by poor shepherds and guests from afar. They got here with their presents to worship the Christ little one. From that day on he has impressed folks to commit themselves to the most effective pursuits of others.”

Prince William Gives Speech About 'Togetherness' Amid Harry and Meghan Drama
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The late monarch’s preliminary message continued: “That is the time of 12 months after we keep in mind that God despatched his solely son ‘to serve, to not be served’. He restored love and repair to the middle of our lives within the individual of Jesus Christ. It’s my prayer this Christmas Day that his instance and educating will proceed to convey folks collectively to provide the most effective of themselves within the service of others.”

William attended the church service in help of his spouse, the 40-year-old Princess of Wales, who was tasked with organizing the manufacturing. Their eldest youngsters — Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7 — additionally attended the festivities. Kate and Charlotte twinned in matching burgundy coats, whereas William and George each opted for darkish fits. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge additionally share Prince Louis, 4, who was absent from the general public outing.

The royals’ Thursday look — and William’s speech — occurred hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all docuseries dropped its second batch of episodes on Netflix. In Harry & Meghan, the 38-year-old Duke of Sussex alleged that his older brother and the 74-year-old king had been conscious of media leaks surrounding his 2020 royal exit and nonetheless refuse to take accountability. The daddy-son trio later reunited for the primary time throughout Prince Philip’s April 2021 funeral.

“It was laborious. Particularly spending time, having chats with my brother and my father. [They] had been very a lot targeted on the identical misinterpretation of the entire state of affairs,” the BetterUp CIO — who shares son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 18 months, with the Fits alum, 41 — stated within the Netflix doc. “None of us actually needed to have to speak about it at my grandfather’s funeral, however we did.”

He continued: “I’ve needed to make peace with the truth that we’re in all probability by no means gonna get real accountability or a real apology. My spouse and I, we’re shifting on. We’re targeted on what’s coming subsequent.”

Neither William nor Charles — who later reunited with the Sussexes on the queen’s September funeral — have publicly addressed the Harry & Meghan claims, however appeared to placed on a united entrance through the Thursday live performance, which is simply the beginning of their household vacation traditions.

“They’ll share fond recollections, increase glasses and certain make speeches concerning the fantastic life and legacy she’s left behind,” a supply solely instructed Us Weekly earlier this month of their vacation plans and the way they may honor the late queen. “There’s a shared dedication among the many entire household to remain true to her values and keep on with the fantastic work she did throughout her time as monarch.”