It’s beginning to look a lot like a royal Christmas. Just like she does every year, Queen Elizabeth once against threw quite the holiday luncheon for her extended royal family.
The 93-year-old hosts the get-together at Buckingham Palace before she heads out for official holiday festivities at Sandringham Estate. While the lunch is quite private once inside, fans did get a peak at numerous royals that were arriving at the exciting event, including Kate Middleton, Prince William and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Once inside the iconic palace, everyone had a wonderful time, especially the little royal kids. “Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had a blast at the queen’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday,” an insider exclusively told Closer Weekly. However, it didn’t hurt that the head monarch always knows how to make the surroundings quite festive.
“[Elizabeth] always makes a huge effort to turn her home into a winter wonderland,” the source explained. “The kids were wowed by tree and decorations! … While the lunch is pretty formal, the queen let’s the kids be kids — she knows how excited they are at this time.”
“If they want to go off and play together, she’s fine with it,” the insider added. Although, if there is one thing the royal children are really pumped about it is of course Christmas — but their parents are all about it too!
“It’s not just their kids who are counting down the days until Christmas,” another insider exclusively told Closer. “After a stressful few weeks, William and Kate are really looking forward to having some quality family time.” The royal couple are also doing their best to really make it feel like it’s the holidays.
“William and Kate have already got into the Christmas spirit,” the source revealed. “They’ve bought two huge Christmas trees — one for Kensington Palace and another for Anmer Hall, where the family will be spending a majority of the holidays!” It is going to be a great one!
Now scroll on down to see more photos of royals at the Pre-Christmas luncheon!
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