Singer Tom Walker Praises Kate Middleton's Piano Performance During Christmas Special: 'She Completely Nailed It'

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Dec. 24 2021, Published 7:56 p.m. ET

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When Kate Middleton hosted her first Christmas carol concert on December 8, she decided to pull out all of the stops, including playing the piano for the crowd!

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During the shindig, the 39-year-old joined singer Tom Walker when he played "For Those Who Can't Be Here" — and apparently it was her idea.

"Without [a] doubt, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Walker gushed of their performance, which aired in the U.K. on Christmas Eve. "I thought she absolutely smashed the performance; it's not easy to just jump behind a piano with a bunch of musicians you've never played with before and record live takes to camera, but she completely nailed it."

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"She's such a lovely, kind and warm-hearted person and she took the time to thank everyone personally for the opportunity to play together. It was a crazy pinch-yourself kind of day for me, to be in such a beautiful venue playing alongside the Duchess with my band and a string quartet. I certainly won't forget that in a hurry!" he continued.

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When the mom-of-three, who learned piano as a child, heard Walker, 30, perform "Leave a Light On" at an event in October, she decided to talk to him about a potential collaboration.

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"Music was very important to the Duchess during the lockdowns," a source shared. "She also recognizes the powerful way in which music brings people together — especially during difficult times. For these reasons, she was keen to be part of Tom's performance in this way."

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According to the inside, the pair — who performed at Westminster Abbey's Chapter House — rehearsed together before they pre-recorded it.

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"My mum had a total freak-out when she saw it on the telly. I know this song will resonate with a lot of people this Christmas and my heart goes out to anyone raising a glass around the table remembering those who can't be with us," the musical artist said.

"A very special performance of 'For Those Who Can't Be Here' with @IAmTomWalker for #TogetherAtChristmas. Watch the full performance on our YouTube channel - link in bio," the Duke and Duchess' social media account captioned a video of the production.

Of course, people couldn't get enough of the moment. One person wrote, "She plays the piano too?!? Now I love her even more ❤️," while another added, "That was so beautiful Catherine ❤️ a perfect performance by you both!"

A third person stated, "So talented. Is there anything she can’t do? ❤️."

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