The singer-songwriter will perform on Friday evening as part of the ‘Royal Carols: Together a Christmas’ show on ITV, which was recorded earlier this month. The event at Westminster Abbey was hosted by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and featured a performance from Leona Lewis, as well as readings from broadcaster Kate Garraway, British Paralympian and junior doctor Kim Daybell, and Prince William. The Together At Christmas concert reflects on the challenges of the pandemic and will pay tribute to the people and organisations who have supported communities through the COVID-19 crisis. Kensington Palace said in a statement: “Unsung heroes from across the length and breadth of the nation have been invited to attend the service in recognition of their tireless efforts and selfless acts of kindness despite incredibly difficult circumstances.”
Ms Goulding has strong links to the Royal Family, as she is close friends with Princess Eugenie.
But, the pop singer was also reported to have dated Prince Harry at one stage, although this was never confirmed publicly by either Ms Goulding or the Duke of Sussex.
However, in an interview with Australian show ‘The Project’ in 2016, Ms Goulding was probed on the rumours.
The presenter asked: “You’re not having a baby, though? Just to be clear.”
Ms Goulding responded: “I’m not having a baby anytime soon.”
The presenter continued: “Not having a baby with Prince Harry either, yeah?”
Ms Goulding replied: “Please don’t make me go red. I’m bright red.
“Why did I have a feeling that was going to come up? Naughty people!”
Earlier that year, Ms Goulding and Harry were seen together at a polo match.
They first became friendly after the singer performed at the wedding of Harry’s brother Prince William in 2011.
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Ahead of the ‘Royal Carols: Together at Christmas’ show this weekend, ITV released footage of the Cambridges sharing a romantic moment as Ms Goulding ended a song.
It shows William turning to glance at his wife Kate, before the couple shared a smile of appreciation for each other.
An excerpt from Kate’s forward in the Abbey’s order of service reads: “Christmas is a time when we can reflect on the past, listen to one another, focus on the relationships that nurture us and build our resilience, so we can look forward to a shared brighter future.
“My hope is that this service creates a moment for us to do this together.”