The royal family put all rumours of a rift to one side on Wednesday, by beaming for the camera as they made their way to the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived with two of their children, George, 5, and Charlotte, 3, in the back.
Kate donned a pastel pink ensemble with pussy-bow detailing with diamond drop earrings for the occasion.
The Duchess of Sussex was photographed in the passenger seat as husband Harry drove through the palace gates.
Meghan appeared to be wearing a high-neck ruffled dress by Erdem and her Cartier diamond and white gold earrings.
Claims that Meghan and Kate are a loggerheads are rife amongst palace staff, with the feud being blamed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s impending move from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage.
Then, it was reported that the driving force behind the frostiness between the Duchesses is actually coming from their husbands.
Prince Harry reportedly accused his brother of trying to ‘wreck his relationship’ with Meghan after Wills voiced concerns about the former Suits star when the couple first started dating.
And it’s claimed Prince Harry is at the end of his tether about the drama, with a royal insider saying the rumours are putting ‘pressure’ on his relationship with Meghan.
The Queen’s husband Prince Philip, 97, was also pictured being driven to the lunch, joined by his children Princess Anne, 68 and Prince Andrew, 58.
The Duke of Edinburgh retired from public duties last year and mainly resides in Windsor.
Anne’s son Peter Phillips arrived with his wife Autumn and daughters Savannah and Isla, while Sophie, Countess of Wessex beamed in a burgundy coat and grey scarf as she drove her and her daughter Lady Louise, 15, to the lunch.
Princess Beatrice also attended, wearing a $177 plaid coat from River Island.
Her Majesty, 92, hosts a big luncheon every year at the palace for extended members of her family, before she departs for Sandringham for Christmas. The Norfolk estate isn’t thought to be large enough to accommodate everyone so this is their annual get-together.
The Queen stays at Sandringham throughout the festive period and doesn’t usually return to London until after the anniversary of her father King George VI’s death on February 6.
She and Philip have four children, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren – with one on the way.
With extra reporting by Danielle Stacey
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