Scottish musician Tom Walker recounts ‘top secret rehearsals’ with ‘talented’ Kate Middleton
Scottish musician Tom Walker took a behind-the-scenes look at his musical duo with Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
The Leave A Light On singer-songwriter performed with Kate for the Royal Carols: Together At Christmas service last month.
Tom sang as the Royal played the piano in tribute to the “inspirational” people who helped serve during the pandemic to help their communities.
Tom opened up about rehearsals he had with the Duchess ahead of their duet of his specially written Christmas track “For Those Who Can’t Be Here”.
During the performance, which premiered on December 24, Kate played the piano to everyone’s delight and surprise.
Tom told Good Morning Britain about the couple’s “top secret rehearsals” ahead of their big night.
He revealed: “She’s fantastic, a really talented musician.
“We had a top secret rehearsal to make sure we were both comfortable performing together, it was at Metropolis Studios.”
Tom initially met Kate at a charity event last year and they discussed their mutual love for music, with Kate offering to play the piano for the singing service.
He added: “We had a charity event together and had a chat and I was approached after that to ask if I could play the singing service,” he said.
Tom also told The Sun: “It was so well received, I probably owe her royalties now. She sent me a letter thanking me for the opportunity, but it should be me who thank her.
“The song jumped 57 spots on the charts. It was a wonderful experience and it was so warm. She made the effort to thank all the musicians but it was us who felt so grateful to be a part of something. something so special. “
Kate’s mother Carole, father Michael, sister Pippa and brother James attended the performance which was highly rated on social media.