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 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. The Sussexes are taking a break from the public eye, and spending some quality time with Meghan's mother Doria this month.
Never one to miss a moment for festive dressing, Kate appears to be wearing a red plaid dress with a crisp white collar.
Here's another photo of Kate with Princess Charlotte smiling in the background.
Here's a better look at Prince Louis, who is all dressed up in a green holiday sweater.
The Duke of Cambridge and his oldest son arrived separately.
Here's a close-up of Prince George, in the front seat.
Camilla also chose a festive party look: a bold red dress.
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 can be seen arriving at Buckingham Palace in a blue coat. It's unclear if her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, is there as well.
Sophie was photographed driving her daughter Louise to the Buckingham Palace event today.
Sophie's husband, Prince Edward, arrived in a separate car, sporting his glasses.
The Queen's granddaughter appears to have chosen a printed outfit for the family gathering.
Prince Michael of Kent's son's family can arriving here.
The Princess royal was just spotted arriving at Buckingham Palace in a plaid coat over quite the Christmas-y dress.
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.
Here's the Duke of Kent's daughter, Lady Helen Taylor, with her husband Timothy and daughter Estella, on their way to Buckingham Palace.
Another bespectacled member of the royal family, the Duchess of Gloucester chose a pair of round frames for today's family party.