Kate Middleton and Prince William Bring the Kids to Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas Lunch

Prince William and Kate Middleton attended Queen Elizabeth II's annual Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

By Elyse Dupre 18 Dec, 2019 3:33 PMTags
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It's time for Queen Elizabeth's annual pre-Christmas luncheon!

The holiday gathering took place at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday. Of course, several members of the royal family were there.

For instance, Kate Middleton was spotted driving Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the luncheon. The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a fun and festive ensemble and wore the Anni Tartan Georgette midi dress from Emilia Wickstead's collection. Meanwhile, Prince William headed over to the big event with Prince George.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne and Prince Charles were also there as were Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall. Sophie, Countess of Wessex and her husband, Prince Edward, attended the gathering along with their children, as well.

Princess Beatrice also brought her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. However, some royal admirers were surprised to see her father Prince Andrew make an appearance given the scandal over his "former association with Jeffrey Epstein."

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not in attendance. Although, this came as no surprise to their fans. Last month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were taking some "extended family time" and celebrating the holidays with Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland.

"This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen," part of their statement read.

To see photos of the royal family members arriving at The Queen's luncheon, check out the gallery.

Kate Middleton & Princess Charlotte

The Duchess of Cambridge gives a royal wave as her 4-year-old daughter smiles from the back seat.

Prince Louis

How cute is his little holiday ensemble?

Prince William & Prince George

The Duke of Cambridge drives over to the holiday gathering with his 6-year-old son.

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales wears a sharp suit and tie for the occasion. 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess is all smiles as she arrives at the soirée.

Princess Beatrice

The bride-to-be attends the event with her future husband.

Zara Tindall & Mike Tindall

The Queen's granddaughter arrives to the event in style.

Princess Anne & Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence

The Queen's daughter rocks a red lip for the annual luncheon.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

The Countess is ready to celebrate the season with her fellow royal family members.

Prince Andrew

The Duke of York stepped back from his royal duties last month. 

Happy holidays!