Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and Royal Family for Annual Pre-Christmas lunch


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Today, Queen Elizabeth II hosted the annual pre-Christmas Luncheon, that was attended by the extended Royal Family, at her official London Residence Buckingham Palace.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the family with Prince George and Princess Charlotte who were being supervised by Nanny Maria. The lunch is hosted by the Queen every year before Christmas to meet and greet all the members of extended Royal Family who do not join her at Sandringham for annual Church service.

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Prince Andrew and Princess Anne with husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence were among the first to be seen arriving at Palace. Followed by Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise.

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace. Since announcing his retirement, it was one of the rare days when Philip was seen as he is spending his retirement at Windsor Castle these days.

Mince Pie
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Earlier this week the Royal Pastry chef Kathryn Cuthbertson and Chef de Partie, Victoria Scupham revealed the ginger Christmas Biscuit recipe. Over 1200  Christmas biscuits – mince pies are handmade in Buckingham Palace for each of the festive receptions held at the Palaces around Christmas time. You can check more details here.

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Duke and Duchess arrived at the Palace all smiling. Duchess is wearing a pink coloured outfit. It looks like a new version of her Stella McCartney Coral Dress.

Stella McCartney Coral Dress
Stella McCartney Coral Dress

The old-style she had is made of shiny material, while the dress she is wearing today has a matte look. The dress featured a ruffle detailing at the front and pussy-bow neckline.

In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings
In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings

Catherine paired the with her In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings from Swedish label first time during Sweden visit in January 2018. The US Handmade the earrings feature a large baroque pearl dangling from a gold-filled wire. Due to the nature of Baroque freshwater pearls each piece is unique and vary in shape and size. The $152 earrings are still available online. That day Queen Letizia wore belongs to Queen Sofia.

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The family will be heading towards their country residence Anmer Hall soon to spend the first part of winter break and attend Christmas Church Service with the Queen and Royal Family. I believe they will be spending New Year with Middleton Family.

 


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