First details of Queen’s Christmas lunch: Meghan’s loose hair and Kate's pale pink outfit
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have arrived at the Buckingham Palace for the annual Christmas lunch.
The event is hosted by the Queen every year. It welcomes the extended family of the royal members.
Only the immediate family is allowed at the traditional Christmas dinner on December 25. So this festive luncheon gives everyone a chance to reunite for the season.
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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. Pix by @PA Follow updates here https://t.co/R7yiYnScrh pic.twitter.com/WggBNYyiGM— Derek Momodu (@DelMody) December 19, 2018
Of course, the two women who make up the "fabulous four" of the royal family looked amazing. That is, even from the view outside their vehicles.
Middleton sat shotgun as husband Prince William drove the family's Range Rover. Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince George, five, were accompanied by their nanny at the back.
Middleton, 36, looked bright as always in a faded pink blazer. She glowed as she gave the cameras a smile and a wave.
Her brown locks were let out in typical Middleton fashion. As usual, she appeared to spot a natural makeup look.
The tension between Middleton and her sister-in-law Markle is reportedly on the rise. Yet both women seemed to be in good spirits for the event.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte arrive for the Queen's Christmas lunch for her extended family. pic.twitter.com/odtsuClwMK— Mark Stewart (@RegalEyes) December 19, 2018
Markle's outfit was a little darker. The Duchess of Sussex appeared to be wearing a black dress with a lace-trimmed turtleneck. Her dazzling earrings shone through the windows.
The 37-year-old sat next to Prince Harry and smiled as she made her way to Buckingham Palace. The couple is expecting their first child in Spring 2019.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex departs Kensington Palace to attend the Queen Christmas lunch, London. Pic by Max Mumby pic.twitter.com/aCqkEm6Its— Derek Momodu (@DelMody) December 19, 2018
Also present was the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, Prince Charles, 70, was without his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Andrew, 58, and Princess Anne, 68 were also attending
In the younger crowd, Peter Phillips, 41, was accompanied by wife Autumn. Princess Beatrice, 30, left fans wondering where sister Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank were.
Several other members of the royal family were happy to be at the traditional lunch. Thereafter, only the immediate royal members will stay at the Sandringham estate for Christmas.
Next year, Markle and Harry are expected to break off from the Kensington Palace where they have been living with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children.
Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Zara Tindall, Maud Windsor, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George get ready for some festive fun at the Queen's Christmas Party. pic.twitter.com/ctrupzrvfs— Mark Stewart (@RegalEyes) December 19, 2018
The couple will move to Frogmore Cottage to raise their newborn. The expected child looks to be growing fast based on Markle's recent photos.
Just yesterday, Markle made her last appearance before the holidays. She visited a nursing home wearing a floral form-fitting dress that showed off her growing bump.
Speaking to former entertainers, the Duchess said she was feeling "very pregnant" that day. This was shown throughout the visit as the Duchess constantly cradled her tummy.
Regardless of how pregnant she was, she looked to be the definition of grace in the £834 floral dress and a £550 coat by LA label Brock Collection and Canada's Soai & Kyo respectively.
Whether it's nursing home lunches or palace meals, the Duchess knows how to impress with her fashion-forward looks.