The Queen’s annual pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace for the extended royal family was held today, December 18. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought all three of their children to the luncheon: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.Embed from Getty Images
For the arrival at BP, Prince William drove George, who got to sit in the front seat, while Kate drove Charlotte and Louis in a separate car.
I saw a comment on Twitter about George sitting in the front seat of the car, and I honestly don’t have a problem with it. I was sitting in the front seat when I was a kid, and this ride wasn’t very long and at least he was wearing a seatbelt unlike Prince Charles. I think this is mostly personal preference – whether you would let your six-year-old sit in the front seat – and so I don’t think this is something to get worked up over.Embed from Getty Images
Kate wore a festive red and green plaid dress, and Louis wore a green Christmas jumper.Embed from Getty Images
When leaving BP all five Cambridges rode in the same car.
I also saw a comment on Twitter about the fact that William and Kate rode in separate cars on the arrival, and, again, I don’t think this is something to get worked up over as I think it’s mostly innocuous. The Wessexes also rode in separate cars to this same event, for example.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
For this event, the entire extended royal family comes out to celebrate the Christmas season with HM as only The Queen’s immediate family comes to Sandringham, so there were lots of royals in attendance. I’m only including photos of a handful of them. Note: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not in attendance as they are on their six week break.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Charles (who didn’t wear a seatbelt) and the Duchess of Cornwall. I think they also rode in separate cars.Embed from Getty Images
The Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor. Prince Edward was also in attendance but he rode in a separate car.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Beatrice arrived without her fiance.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were also in attendance.Embed from Getty Images