Thursday, December 21, 2017

Royal Family Attend Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Meghan Markle appeared to be full of excitement as she headed to the palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch, this being the second time she has been seen since the couple announced their engagement.

The bride to be Meghan Markle is wearing a £300 high necked dress from Self-Portrait, for the festive lunch, accessorized with a pair of diamond drop earrings, seen arriving at Buckingham Palace.

George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, drove his elegant daughter Lady Amelia Windsor to the event accompanied by his wife Sylvana Tomaselli (unseen) for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were spotted at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s traditional Christmas lunch. The Duchess appeared to be wearing Zara long cape coat, she added a little furry collar giving her look a glam edge.

Both Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are expected at Sandringham for Christmas but today also gives them the opportunity to see some of their more distant family, as they seen arriving at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall looked elegant in a forest green coat and could be seen smiling to the cameras upon her arrival at the palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch 2017

The event provides the actress Meghan Markle with the opportunity to meet with some of Prince Harry's more distant relatives before their wedding, as they seen arriving at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

(L) Prince Charles looked dapper in a suit as he was joined by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall in the passenger seat (unseen).

Meghan Markle appeared to be full of excitement as she headed to the palace with her fiancee Prince Harry, this being the second time she has been seen since the couple announced their engagement

Lady Amelia Windsor, granddaughter of the Duke of Kent, was dubbed Britain's most beautiful royal by Tatler and proved herself worthy of the title, as she seen arriving at Buckingham Palace today for the Queen's Christmas lunch on December 20, 2017

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's hair was coiffed to perfection, and she appeared to be wearing a faux-fur trimmed Zara coat, seen arriving at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's faithful nanny, Spanish-born Maria Borrallo, was spotted next to Prince George in the rear of Prince William's royal car as they family arrived at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch on December 20, 2017

(R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her children nanny Maria Borrallo (L) attend a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was driven to Buckingham Palace for the traditional family lunch with her husband, Prince Charles (unseen).

Today was the first time that Meghan Markle will have met much of Prince Harry's family for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch, and the invitation is a further sign that she is well and truly part of the royal establishment

(L-R) Prince William also appeared to be in a festive mood, smiling to the crowds as he made his way back to Kensington Palace with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, their son Prince George (unseen), their nanny Maria Borrallo and their daughter Princess Charlotte.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with a sleepy looking Princess Charlotte in the back.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge looked adorable in a festive red cardigan and she had her hair tied in a crimson ribbon in honor of the occasion at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, his cheerful wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gave a wave to crowds who had lined the streets outside Buckingham Palace in a hope to catch a glimpse of the royals on their departure, and Princess Charlotte could be seen at the back seat.

Bride-to-be Meghan Markle flashed her dazzling engagement ring from the front seat of Prince Harry's Land Rover as she left the Queen's annual Christmas lunch on December 20, 2017

The four-year-old Prince George of Cambridge could be seen pulling funny faces in the back of his car under the watchful eye of his nanny Maria Borrallo with his parents in the front seat The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge looked adorable in a festive red cardigan and she had her hair tied in a crimson ribbon in honor of the occasion at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch.

Prince George of Cambridge did away with his coat for the journey back showcasing a sweet Christmas jumper underneath, sitting next to his nanny Maria Borrallo and his parents on the front seat Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle departing after the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London.

The former Suits star Meghan Markle was all smiles, having clearly enjoyed her afternoon at Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry with Meghan Markle, who looked at ease as she departed from her first Christmas lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 20 December 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle departing after the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London.

Prince George of Cambridge looked adorable in a navy blue wool coat as he sat patiently while travelling to his great-grandmother's home at Buckingham Palace with his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, their nanny Maria Borrallo and Princess Charlotte (unseen)  attend a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Among the first to arrive for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch were the Cambridges, with Prince William taking the wheel while his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge took the passenger seat. Meanwhile Princess Charlotte and Prince George sat in the back with nanny Maria Borrallo

Meghan Markle is joining Prince Harry and members of the royal family for the Queen's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017
(L) Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Katherine, Duchess of Kent (R) were joined by granddaughter Marina Windsor (center) for their journey to Buckingham Palace

Meghan Markle looked preened to perfection for her visit to the palace while Prince Harry looked dapper in a suit and tie, arriving at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch

Lord Nicholas Windsor, the son of the Duke of Kent, was unusual in taking a taxi to the event, accompanied by his son Albert Windsor, arriving at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Christmas lunch on December 20, 2017

Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince Michael of Kent (R), looked stylish in a red coat as she was driven to the palace by her parents

Prince Harry with fiance Meghan Markle, her attendance for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch comes just a few days before she heads to Sandringham in Norfolk where she will spend Christmas with the royal family.

Among the young arrivals was Maud Windsor, who attends the same school as distant cousin Prince George

Queen's cousins Princess Alexandra (R) appeared to be in a good mood as she made her way for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore a festive fur stole over a black wool jacket as she joined her family for the early Christmas celebrations

The Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent arrived with his wife Princess Michael of Kent who looked typically glamorous, for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London

Lord Frederick Windsor drove his wife Lady Frederick Windsor and daughter Maud Windsor to the palace from their home in London for the Queen's Christmas lunch on December 20, 2017

Daniel Chatto wrapped up warm as he drove the Queen's niece Lady Sarah Chatto (L) to the much anticipated event

Viscountess Serena Linley was behind the wheel driving her teenage son Charles Armstrong-Jones to the festive lunch at Buckingham Palace, London

Margarita Armstrong-Jones sat in the back who at 15, has appeared to have already inherited her mother, Viscountess Serena Linley's, elegance, arriving for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London

The Duke of Gloucester sat with his grandson Rufus who paid tribute to the Queen by clutching a corgi stuffed toy, attends the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch 2017 at Buckingham Palace, London

The wife of Lord Nicholas, Lady Paola, (left) was pictured holding their youngest son Louis in the back of the taxi, attends the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London


Princess Beatrice is another to regularly attend Christmas celebrations at Sandringham but looked delighted to be catching up with other relatives

Freddie Windsor (seen far left) Maud's younger brother appeared to have dozed off on the journey over at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex could be seen wearing a denim jacket as well as a rarely seen pair of spectacles while her daughter Lady Louise Windsor looked festive in a red cardigan, attends the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London

For the drive back the two royal sisters swapped seats so that Princess Eugenie was able to sit up front, while Princess Beatrice sat in the back after the Queen's Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace, London

For their return journey Peter Phillips took the wheel to drive his wife Autumn Phillips and daughters home after the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex cut an unusually informal figure as she drove her daughter Lady Louise Windsor to the palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch

The Queen's daughter Princess Anne was wrapped up warm in a beige coat and a blue silk scarf as she made her way to the palace

Princess Anne arrived separately to her husband, travel by car rather than join Sir Laurence on the walk, for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London

Lord Frederick, who is the son of the Queen's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, appeared to be in good spirits as he made the drive home

The Queen's granddaughter-in-law Autumn Phillips could be seen at the wheel of the car, with eagle eyed royal fans being able to spot Isla Phillips in the back, as they attends the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London

Princess Eugenie was among the first to arrive at the Queen's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie appeared to be in good spirits as she arrived at the Buckingham palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch

Smartly dressed in a sharp suit with a crisp white shirt and a red tie, Sir Timothy Laurence, clearly left some of the crowds a tad confused, with many unsure as to whether a royal would actually walk in the rain to the gates of Buckingham Palace

Princess Anne's husband retired British naval officer Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, surprised many of the tourists gathered outside Buckingham Palace this afternoon by eschewing a royal car in favor of attending on foot

Princess Anne's husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence did away with a car and chose to arrive at the event on foot

Princess Beatrice who gave a wave to the cameras as she made her way through palace gates for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch in London

The Duke of Kent's daughter, Lady Helen Taylor, was accompanied by her whole family including husband Timothy Taylor, and two children Estella, Cassius, Eloise and Columbus Taylor arriving at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's traditional Christmas lunch

The Duchess of Gloucester whose husband is the Queen's cousin is a regular at the annual palace Christmas lunch 

Meghan Markle attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.


Princess Michael of Kent attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Princess Eugenie attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England

Sophie, Countess of Wessex attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England


Princess Michael of Kent attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Princess Eugenie attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Peter Phillips attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Lady Helen Taylor attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Autumn Phillips attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto attend a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Lady Sarah Chatto attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Margarita Armstrong-Jones attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Serena Armstrong-Jones attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

 Lady Amelia Windsor attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Meghan Markle attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Lady Helen Taylor attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Lady Louise Windsor attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Lady Louise Windsor attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Peter Phillips attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Princess Beatrice attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Autumn Phillips attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Katharine, Duchess of Kent attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England.
The Duchess of Cambridge departing after the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London.

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