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Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank were “too unwell” to attend The Queen’s Christmas Lunch

Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank missed The Queen’s annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday because they were “too unwell”.

According to MailOnline, the royal couple fell ill during the night and were unable to join the rest of the family for the festivities.

The night before, Princess Eugenie attended a late-night charity film premiere of Sharkwater Extinction in Central London.

Eugenie and Jack were not the only royals to miss lunch after falling unwell. The Duchess of Cornwall was also forced to cancel.

According to a Clarence House spokesperson, the Duchess was suffering from a “heavy cold” and therefore could not attend the festivities at Buckingham Palace.

Her Royal Highness was also forced to cancel an engagement at the Olympia Horse Show later that evening.

Camilla’s last engagement was on Friday when she paid a visit to an airbase near Chippenham to officially open it in her role as patron of Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The Queen hosted her traditional pre-Christmas dinner at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for members of The Royal Family.

Senior royals and extended members of Her Majesty’s family are invited to Her Majesty’s Christmas dinner each year at Buckingham Palace – a rare occasion where everybody gets together.

The dinner, which has now become an annual occurrence, is held for those members of the Royal Family who do not often get invited to Sandringham on Christmas Day.

The Queen set off for Sandringham on Thursday, arriving in King’s Lynn by train.

The 92-year-old Queen was dressed in a brown coat with a headscarf as she boarded the 1-hour and 37-minute journey to King’s Lynn.

The Queen was not joined on her travels by the Duke of Edinburgh this year.