She mentioned: “This Christmas might be our first with out Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
“Her Majesty held Christmas near her coronary heart, as a time that introduced individuals collectively and reminded us of the significance of religion, friendship and household, and to indicate empathy and compassion.
“This 12 months, we have invited a whole lot of inspiring people to the service.
“Those that showcase the facility of connectedness and neighborhood values, permitting us to proceed Her Majesty’s custom of recognising and thanking those that have gone above and past to assist others.
“Her Majesty leaves with us an unbelievable legacy and one which has deeply impressed many people.”
The service was attended by a bunch of members of the royal household together with the King and Queen Consort, the Countess of Wessex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie in addition to Zara and Mike Tindall.