The Cambridge's gathered with extended Royal family members today for the Queen's annual pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace.
The lunch was a private family affair but photographers managed to get some snaps of the guests as they entered the gates of the Palace including Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The Duchess of Cambridge along with her royal tots, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were spotted en route to the Palace with Prince William behind the wheel and Prince Harry riding shotgun.
Since Kate's first attendance in 2011, she had always favored a festive red outfit for this traditional yuletide luncheon.
But today she forwent this sartorial tradition and opted to wear purple instead! Kate also wore a black scarf.
One of my readers suggested Kate may have worn her purple Issa London ruched dress. It's impossible to discern based on the limited photos we have, and I would be surprised given Issa's current ownership (i.e. why Kate stopped wearing it) but we'll wait and see!
From the photo below, I think the Duchess may have accessorised with her Mappin & Webb 'Empress' earrings.
I will update the post if better photos surface.
Wed, Feb 21:
Kate and William will visit Sunderland, in northeast England. They will officially open the Fire House, a new music and arts hub, where they will see music and dance performances from groups using the new facility. The Duke and Duchess will also visit the Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear, slated to open in the spring.
Tue, Feb 27:
Kate will visit St. Thomas’ Hospital to launch the Nursing Now campaign, created to raise the profile of nursing worldwide. She will visit a specialist ward, take part in a roundtable discussion and deliver a speech to mark the launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Later, Kate will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the ways to reduce newborn and maternal mortality rates around the world.
Wed, Feb 28:
In her role as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Kate will view the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.‘
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