• Princess Kate is prepping for her Christmas concert
  • It will have special focus on children and families
  • Royal invites and star-studded performances unveiled

The holiday spirit is in full swing at Kensington Palace as Kate Middleton (40) sprinkles her royal magic over the upcoming Christmas concert! With the festive season upon us, the princess is making sure her VIP guests are just as excited for the third annual 'Together at Christmas' carol service at the iconic Westminster Abbey.

"Invites at the ready!" beams the latest post from the royal couple's social media, teasing the much-anticipated event. The lucky attendees, who play a pivotal role in supporting children and families, were caught on camera discovering their exclusive invites, complete with Kate's regal cypher—a crowned "C" for Catherine.

Dress code decoded: elegance takes center Stage at the royal affair

But wait, there's a dress code! The invites call for "smart" attire, and hats are a no-go. It's all about class and elegance at this royal affair!

The excitement is palpable as guests proudly display their invites, some even giving them pride of place on the fridge, held by adorable dinosaur magnets. Others have nestled them within the branches of their Christmas trees, a testament to the joy and anticipation the event brings.

This year's carol service isn't just about singing festive tunes; it's tied to Kate's heartfelt 'Shaping Us' campaign. The Princess is on a mission to support the early years of childhood, and this event is a grand "thank you" to those dedicated to this noble cause.

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Rumor has it that the royal trio of children—Prince George (10), Princess Charlotte (8), and possibly even little Prince Louis (5)—might grace the event with their presence, adding an extra sprinkle of cuteness to the evening.

The concert promises a lineup of celestial voices, including Westminster Abbey's choir and stars like Adam Lambert and Beverley Knight. Plus, Prince William himself is set to deliver a special reading!

Don't fret if you can't snag an invite—this royal holiday spectacle will be broadcast for all to see, complete with an introduction from the Princess and inspiring stories highlighting the importance of early childhood.

Last year, the concert paid homage to the late Queen Elizabeth, but this year, it's all about the joy of human connection and the bright future of our little ones. So, mark your calendars and tune in to ITV1 and ITV X on Christmas Eve for a royal celebration like no other!