Kate, hosting a special Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey, pondered on the “countless and previously unimaginable challenges” of the Covid-19 crisis.
She said: “We have lost loved ones, seen our frontline workers placed under immeasurable pressure, and we have experienced heart-wrenching isolation from those we hold most dear.
“Alongside this, we have seen how communities have come together to support those most in need.
“And through our separation from others, we have been reminded just how powerful human connection is to us all.
“Just how much we need one another. And how loving and feeling a sense of belonging to one another can provide comfort in tough times.
“The importance of simply being together.”
This message of reconciliation and closeness comes as speculation increases around whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will venture back to the UK over the festive period.
It also coincides with reports of spreading cracks in the relationship between the Duke of Sussex and his father, Prince Charles.
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