Prince William attends memorial service with in-laws
Britain’s Prince William attended a memorial Christmas carol service with his mother-in-law and sister-in-law last night (02.12.15).
The 33-year-old royal was joined by his wife Duchess Catherine’s mother Carole and sister Pippa Middleton at a concert in Chelsea, west London, to remember his friend and brother Prince Harry’s old Ludgrove School classmate, Henry van Straubenzee, who died in a car crash in 2002.
William – who is good pals with Henry’s older brother Thomas – are both patrons of the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, which was set up after his death.
Writing in the programme for the event, the princes said: “We are both delighted to be patrons of Henry’s memorial fund.
“Each year brings with it more news about the progress that this charity continues to make. This is largely down to the generosity and support of donors, many of whom are here tonight at this, the seventh Christmas carol service.”
Harry was unable to attend the service as he is on a tour of South Africa, and Catherine is thought to have stayed at home to look after the couple’s two children, Prince George, two, and seven-month-old Princess Charlotte.