The car park was busy at Buckingham Palace today, as the extended Royal Family headed for a family lunch with The Queen. This annual event allows the entire family to gather, before Her Majesty heads to Sandringham, which can only accommodate a couple of dozen people.
We saw cars drive through those iconic iron gates, including The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Prince William drove in separately with George, while the Duchess drove Charlotte and Louis for the gathering. The family, left together, however.
Princess Anne and Sir Tim arrived together; often, we see the Vice Admiral walk to the palace for this event!
Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence arriving for the Queen’s Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace today pic.twitter.com/S7Ilb1EZvy
— Royal Watcher (@princessanneftw) December 18, 2019
Mike and Zara Tindall brought their two daughters, Mia and Lena, for the lunch.
Prince Charles and Camilla arrived in separate cars.
— The Duchess of Cornwall Blog (@hrhcamillablog) December 18, 2019
It was a separate arrival for Sophie and Lady Louise, as Prince Edward and James, Viscount Severn came together.
The #CountessofWessex arrived with her daughter Lady Louise Windsor for the Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace.
— Christin Zi (@PackhamGown) December 18, 2019
We also got to see Princess Eugenie and Jack arriving; this is their second Christmas as a married couple. They wed in October 2018 in Windsor.
Princess Beatrice, and her father, The Duke of York, were also in attendance, but arrived in separate cars.
The Earl of Snowdon – David – cycled his way to see his aunt, while his family took the car.
It's not only the Dutch Royal family that like riding bicycles.The Earl of Snowdon leaves the annual #BuckinghamPalace #Christmas lunch on two wheels #Royals @ShutterstockNow pic.twitter.com/qmJiJMSBGB
— Rookie (@royalfocus1) December 18, 2019
Other guests included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lady Gabriella Kingston (who married earlier this year), Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter Flora Ogilvy (recently engaged), and Lady Helen and family (daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Kent.