Queen’s Christmas lunch for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace

It was The Queen’s annual Christmas family lunch at Buckingham Palace today, and we saw most of the extended family drive through the Palace gates for the festive gathering.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrived together, waving to the crowds that gather to see.

It was a full car for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who took their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and Prince Harry to the do. William drove.

This year, the Cambridges will be spending Christmas day with the Middletons in Berkshire, and will miss the family lunch at Sandringham House with The Queen. The Middleton family were invited to church at Sandringham last year.

Sisters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie arrived in separate cars, but later left together with Margarita Armstrong-Jones, the daughter of David, Viscount Linley (The Queen’s nephew), and Savannah Phillips, Peter and Autumn Phillips’ eldest.

Zara and Mike Tindall came together, with daughter Mia in the backseat. It was recently announced Zara is expecting the couple’s second child.

Other members of the family were also spotted, including Prince and Princess Michael of Kent with their daughter Lady Gabriella; Lady Helen Taylor with her husband, Tim, and children.

The luncheon is for the entire extended Royal Family, since not everyone can be accommodated at Sandringham. It is one of the few chances in the year – along with Trooping the Colour – that the family can gather and interact as a whole, as Buckingham Palace offers the space and catering facilities.

The Duchess of Kent, with one of her granddaughters – perhaps Lady Amelia:

Sarah Chatto drove her family to the lunch, wearing a brooch that is very similar to one The Queen owns:

Her brother, David, Viscount Linley and his wife, Serena:

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Al Sharif Al Sheikh Dr Raad Al Anbaky Tue 20 December, 2016 - 9:51 pm

Merry Christmas


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