Before Kate Middleton took out his annual carol serviceshe was part of a tree planting ceremony that honored queen elizabeth ii. The tribute also fulfills a wish the late Queen had to see more trees planted across the UK. However, it was not the only nod to her during the event.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen’s Green Canopy planted over a million new trees in her honor
Queen Elizabeth was behind an initiative to plant new trees across the UK. She also encouraged others to do the same as part of the Queen’s Green Pavilion.
Remarkably, participants planted more than a million new trees between October 2021 and March 2022. That wave celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service.
However, King Charles IIInow a patron of the Queen’s Green Canopy, he has requested that the effort be extended until March 2023. He has encouraged planting more trees in memory of the queen. following his death in September 2022.
Kate Middleton paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by planting a tree ahead of her 2022 holiday service
The new princess of wales paid tribute to the late queen with a tree planted in Dean’s Yard at Westminster Abbey before her Christmas carol service.
“This wild cherry tree, a gift from the Duchy of Cornwall, was dedicated in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales on December 14, 2022,” reads a plaque (instagram).
In particular, the location is significant to both women because they were married at the Abbey. In addition, the historic church hosted the queen’s state funeral.
Queen Elizabeth II’s ‘strongly held values’ guided Kate Middleton in organizing her Christmas carol service
There were a variety of tributes to Queen Elizabeth at Kate’s first Christmas concert since her death, even aside from the tree planting. First, a video honored the late monarch’s tradition of giving a annual christmas speechY prince william read from his 2012 broadcast.
“It is my prayer this Christmas Day that your example and teaching continue to unite people to give their best in service to others,” he read (People).
“The Christmas carol, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter,’ ends by asking all of us who know the Christmas story, how God gave himself to us in humble service,” he continued. “’What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, he would bring a lamb; if I were a wise man, I would do my part.’”
“The Christmas carol gives the answer: ‘However, what I can I give him, I give him my heart,'” he concluded.
The event program shared a message with guests, noting, “This Christmas carol service is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to all those who are sadly no longer with us. Her late Majesty’s strongly held values of duty, compassion and faith have guided the creation of this service.”
Notably, ITV will broadcast the service on Christmas Eve and will be narrated by Catherine Zeta-Jones.