President of the equine welfare charity since 2006, The Duchess joins the line-up of readers alongside Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and actor Peter Egan.
The service, which takes place between 2pm and 3pm, will include well known carols led out by the Guards’ Chapel organist and the Choir of the Military Chapel.
The Guards’ Chapel is the only Royal Military Chapel in London, with origins dating back to the construction of Wellington Barracks in 1834. Today, the chapel serves the Household Division’s seven regiments, including those within the Household Cavalry and the Foot Soldiers.
Guests attending the service will also have the opportunity to win prizes in the Christmas Tree of Surprises. General tickets are still available from either Eventbrite or by filling out the Brooke Carol Service booking form at thebrooke.org/carolservice.
Proceeds from the service will go towards Brooke’s work around the world improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules, and the people who depend on them. A keen equine welfare advocate herself, The Duchess has visited Brooke’s work in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and India.
100 million of these animals are currently working worldwide, earning an income that 600 million people rely on to build better futures for their families. Brooke works with owners, governments and local policy makers to bring about long lasting change for working horses, donkeys and mules and those who depend them.