It’s party time at Buckingham Palace as royals – including Meghan, Harry and Kate – arrive for the Queen’s traditional festive feast

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Royal family have started arriving for the Queen’s traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace
Prince Andrew and Princess Anne’s husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence among first to be seen
Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will all attend the lavish festive meal
The festive meal gives the Queen the chance to celebrate with family who do not join her at Sandringham

Pretty in pink The Duchess of Cambridge donned a candy coloured dress with pussy bow detailing for the Christmas meal 1
Pretty in pink The Duchess of Cambridge donned a candy coloured dress with pussy bow detailing for the Christmas meal 1

Royals have started to arrive for the Queen’s traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, led the way as the family turned out in force for the annual festive feast on Wednesday.

Prince Philip was joined by his son Prince Andrew, 58, and daughter Princess Anne, 68, who arrived in a car with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence.

Bringing the glamour The Duke and Duchess of Sussex drove their own car into the palace for the family meal 1
Bringing the glamour The Duke and Duchess of Sussex drove their own car into the palace for the family meal 1

Also in attendance is the Countess of Wessex, 53, who appeared in excellent spirits as she drove daughter Lady Louise Windsor, 15, through the gates.

Autumn Phillips the wife of Peter Phillips and Princess Annes daughter in law arriving for the meal on Wednesday
Autumn Phillips the wife of Peter Phillips and Princess Annes daughter in law arriving for the meal on Wednesday

Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn arrived in two separate cars, with Peter driving at least one of their daughters.

Mike and Zara Tindall pictured in the front seats arrived with daughter Mia Grace just seen in the back
Mike and Zara Tindall pictured in the front seats arrived with daughter Mia Grace just seen in the back

A cherished royal tradition, the lunch at the palace provides the monarch with the opportunity to spend time with those relatives who don’t join her at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk over the festive season, as well as close members of the family who will be there on the day itself.

Princess Annes son Peter Phillips drove his daughters Savannah and Isla to the family reunion on Wednesday
Princess Annes son Peter Phillips drove his daughters Savannah and Isla to the family reunion on Wednesday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are all expected to attend. It will also mark the first Christmas lunch for Princess Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank.

Lady Louise Windsor 15 rode in the front seat of the car with Sophie Wessex as the family arrived
Lady Louise Windsor 15 rode in the front seat of the car with Sophie Wessex as the family arrived

The Countess of Wessex arrived without her husband Prince Edward in a low-key ensemble of burgundy jacket, chunky knit scarf and a pair of glasses. Her daughter Lady Louise was similarly laid-back in a denim shirt.

Princess Beatrice 30 arrived for the festive lunch after a night out in London hangout Annabels with friends
Princess Beatrice 30 arrived for the festive lunch after a night out in London hangout Annabels with friends

Autumn Phillips, mother of the Queen’s great-granddaughters Savannah, seven, and Isla, six, brought a splash of colour to proceedings in a vibrant purple top. She arrived in a separate car to her husband and daughters.

Prince Philip 97 was smart in a patterned blue tie as he made the journey to Buckingham Palace
Prince Philip 97 was smart in a patterned blue tie as he made the journey to Buckingham Palace

Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE

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