Every Photo of the Royal Family Arriving at the Queen's Christmas Lunch

Louis' festive green sweater!

Prince William drives a car with Prince George accompanying him in the front passenger seat.
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Every year during the holiday season, Queen Elizabeth hosts a festive Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace for her extended family. It's a private event, so we likely won't see photos from inside the party, but photographers captured guests like Prince Andrew, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and the Cambridges (opens in new tab) driving up to the royal residence. Take a look at those arrival shots, as they come in, below, but don't expect to see Meghan, Harry, or little Archie (opens in new tab). The Sussexes are taking a break from the public eye, and spending some quality time with Meghan's mother Doria this month.

Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge driving a car with a glimpse of Prince Louis sat behind her.

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Never one to miss a moment for festive dressing, Kate appears to be wearing a red plaid dress with a crisp white collar.

Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte

The Duchess of Cambridge waves from the drivers seat of a car. Princess Charlotte can be seen behind.

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Here's another photo of Kate with Princess Charlotte smiling in the background.

Prince Louis

Prince Louis in the back of a car.

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Here's a better look at Prince Louis, who is all dressed up in a green holiday sweater.

Prince William and Prince George

Prince William drives a car with Prince George accompanying him in the front passenger seat.

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The Duke of Cambridge and his oldest son arrived separately.

Prince George

Prince George rides in the front passenger seat of a car.

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Here's a close-up of Prince George, in the front seat.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, smiles from the front passenger seat of a car.

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Camilla also chose a festive party look: a bold red dress.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, driving a car.

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While Prince Andrew has stepped back from his public duties for the "foreseeable future" due to his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, he is still expected to participate in some private royal family events. Here he is driving himself to today's lunch.

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice in the front passenger seat of a car.

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Princess Beatrice can be seen arriving at Buckingham Palace in a blue coat. It's unclear if her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, (opens in new tab) is there as well.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Lady Louise

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise in a car.

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Sophie was photographed driving her daughter Louise to the Buckingham Palace event today.

Prince Edward

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, driving a car.

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Sophie's husband, Prince Edward, arrived in a separate car, sporting his glasses.

Mike and Zara Tindall

Mike and Zara Tindall in a Range Rover.

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The Queen's granddaughter appears to have chosen a printed outfit for the family gathering.

Lord Frederick Windsor's Family

Lord Frederick Windsor and family in a Range Rover.

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Prince Michael of Kent's son's family can arriving here.

Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence

Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence in the back of a car

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The Princess royal was just spotted arriving at Buckingham Palace in a plaid coat over quite the Christmas-y dress.

Lady Sarah Chatto

Lady Sarah Chatto and husband in a car.

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The Queen's niece, Princess Margaret's daughter Lady Sarah Chatto and husband Daniel Chatto were also invited to the lunch. Here they are driving up.

Lady Helen Taylor's Family

Lady Helen Taylor and family in a car.

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Here's the Duke of Kent's daughter, Lady Helen Taylor, with her husband Timothy and daughter Estella, on their way to Buckingham Palace.

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, in the back of a car.

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Another bespectacled member of the royal family, the Duchess of Gloucester chose a pair of round frames for today's family party.

As the digital news director for Town & Country, Caroline Hallemann covers everything from the British royal family to the latest episodes of Outlander, Killing Eve, and The Crown.