Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince George

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It's a Christmas carpool!

Prince William drove Prince George, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton to Buckingham Palace Tuesday to attend Queen Elizabeth II's annual Christmas lunch. The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, host the festive meal before they head out to spend the holidays at their private Sandringham estate.

Kate, wearing a striking purple coat and her iconic engagement ring, and Prince George sat in the backseat while glasses-wearing Prince William and Prince Harry had eyes on the road from the front. The royal tot looked as cute as ever in a collared blue coat and what appears to be a gingham button down. 

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in a chauffeured vehicle, while Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie arrived in separate cars.

The Duchess of Cambridge also put her Christmas spirit on display Monday when she attended a party hosted by The Mix and Heads Together, the campaign she, Prince William and Prince Harry spearheaded to combat mental health stigmas. Kate donned a red and green floral frock that channeled the season's holly. 

Prince William told attendees that his 3-year-old son has started to realize what Christmas means for him. "He just said [Prince] George definitely knows it's Christmas this year because the presents are about and he's more into opening them than anything else," DJ AJ King told reporters of his conversation with Prince William.

"I said Christmas would be a bit different for his children this year and he said they would be having a family Christmas together."

But before Christmas, the royal family shall feast.

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