Christmas has well and truly arrived as members of The Royal Family gathered together this week for Christmas lunch. From Her Majesty The Queen to Princess Alexandra, both the old & young generations of royals swarmed Buckingham Palace for the festive occasion.
The Duke of Cambridge alongside the Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance as waiting crowds attempted to get a glimpse of them. Prince George arrived separately with his nanny a bit later.
Upon departing, William, Kate, George and their nanny left together.
The young Prince’s Uncle Harry arrived alone at the palace and gave the photographers a smile as his chauffeur drove him inside.
Others members of the family who were in attendance include Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Duke of Gloucester, Princess Beatrice of York as well as most of the senior royals.
The Queen’s annual pre-Christmas lunch is a royal tradition and takes place every year. It is a chance for Her Majesty to mingle with distant relations, who are not invited to join her at the Sandringham Estate on Christmas Day.
This is one of the few occasions where all of the members of the Queen’s family gather together. Another royal tradition is the most senior members of the royals appearing alongside the monarch at the traditional Christmas morning church service.
Featured photo credit: Tom Page