Aw! The holiday spirit is alive and well in Buckingham Palace — and Prince George & Princess Charlotte totally proved it on Dec. 20 when they enjoyed a Christmas luncheon with the rest of the Royal Fam! The yearly tradition marks the official start to the family’s Christmas holiday, and it seems like this year the Royals are definitely celebrating in style.
In a Christmas carpool, Prince William, 34, drove his wife Kate Middleton, 34, and their kids Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 19 months, to Queen Elizabeth II‘s, 90, annual Christmas lunch on Dec. 20. The festive affair took place at Buckingham Palace before the Queen and Prince Philip, head out to Sandringham — where they’ll spend the remainder of the holiday season. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY HEADED TO LUNCH.
Prince Harry, 32, was also in the car as William took the wheel of their Range Rover. For the holiday meal, Kate donned a gorgeous purple coat with her iconic engagement ring, while little George sat in the backseat looking as adorable as ever in a collared blue coat and patterned button-down. William had his glasses on in the pics, and Harry kept his eyes on the road ahead.
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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived shortly after Prince William and his clan in a chauffeured vehicle. The two waved at well-wishers as they proceeded to enter the palace. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie also attended the party arriving in separate cars.
Others in attendance included the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent, wife Princess Michael of Kent, their daughter Lady Gabriella, son Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife, Sophie Winkleman. In fact, the annual celebration is one of the few royal occasions that sees many extended family members together under one roof, as Christmas Day at Sandringham is for immediate family only.
This year however, William, Kate, George, and Charlotte will spend Christmas day in Bucklebury; Berkshire with the Middletons, according to a Kensington Palace aide. But no matter where X-Mas day festivities take place, one thing’s for sure — Prince George cannot WAIT to open up his gifts!
At a Christmas party hosted by The Mix and Heads Together, which took place on Dec. 19, Prince William even told DJ AJ King that George has ALREADY started opening up his presents! “He just said [Prince] George definitely knows it’s Christmas this year because the presents are out and he’s more into opening them than anything else,” the DJ told reporters.
“The Duke said they were all really excited about Christmas and that George is already opening his presents. He thought it was quite funny.” Aw! Looks like even princes can’t resist a beautifully wrapped gift.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — what do you think George and Charlotte will be receiving for Christmas this year?