Kate Middleton's emotional corgi tribute to Queen on Christmas carol concert invitations

Kate Middleton amended her concert invites to include this touching corgi-themed tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Kate Middleton corgi tribute - Kate Middleton smiling in a camel coat and dress, side by side a picture of Queen Elizabeth II and one of her corgis
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Kate Middleton included an adorable corgi-themed detail in her Christmas carol concert invites, as a sweet nod to the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

In preparation for her second Christmas carol concert, the Princess of Wales had a last-minute corgi detail added to the invites, as a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

Following last year’s service, which saw the future Queen Consort debut her piano talents and share a loving exchange, reminiscent of her wedding day to Prince William, the designs for this year’s invites have been unveiled, featuring a very key detail, that was added at the eleventh hour!

Speaking to the illustrator who designed the lovely cards, Aurelie Baudry Palmer, Hello reports that Kate requested an adorable amendment to the drawing, to include the Queen’s favourite dog breed, corgis.

Queen Elizabeth II smiles during a picture-taking session in the salon at Sandringham House. Her pet dog looks up at her. 1970

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The illustration itself depicts Westminster Abbey covered in snow and festive decorations, with members of the public heading to the service, with two little corgis in toe! The Queen herself owned a number of Corgis, two of whom were present at her state funeral. Fans also recently received an update from Sarah Ferguson, who shared how the pups were settling into their new home.

Speaking on her commission, Aurelie said, “It was such an honour to be approached by Kensington Palace to illustrate the announcement for the Princess of Wales' carol service at Westminster Abbey. It was definitely a 'pinch-me' moment when they got in touch!”

Adding, "This commission was a fairly quick turnaround, and I also wanted to leave plenty of time for feedback - like the addition of corgis!"

Aurelie also shared the commission on Instagram (@homedrawn21) and wrote, “It’s such an incredible honour to be part of this event in such a way and am deeply grateful for this wonderful opportunity. I’m beaming with joy seeing the final video and very thankful to all the team who’ve helped bring this together."

Kate also shared a clip of Aurelie at work, showing all the stages of the design process and revealing that the concert is scheduled for December 15th and will air on ITV on Christmas Eve! 

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.