Prince George, Princess Charlotte steal the show at the queen's Christmas lunch

Christmas has officially started at Buckingham Palace! 

Members of the royal family, including Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan as well as Prince William and Duchess Kate, spent the afternoon at Queen Elizabeth's London residence to kick off the holiday season. The annual luncheon is thrown by the queen for her family, and includes extended members of the family as well.

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Also joining in the festivities were Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, who were pictured arriving alongside their parents and royal nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, to their great grandmother's. Their younger brother, 7-month-old Prince Louis, was not spotted. 

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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince George arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Princess Alexandra arrives at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Lady Helen Taylor departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent depart Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall depart Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Zara Philips departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Sophie Winkleman leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Princess Beatrice departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Princess Beatrice departs Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
The Duchess of Sussex leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Christmas Lunch on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
The Duchess of Sussex leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn Phillips leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Princess Royal leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Lady Rose Gilman (left) and her daughter Lyla Gilman arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sophie Winkleman arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs Kensington Palace to attend the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Although there were only a few photos of little Charlotte, we were treated to a handful of shots of Prince George, who looked all grown up in a checkered button-down. The young prince seemingly also debuted a brand new perfectly coiffed hairstyle. Is that gel, George?! 

Other attendees at the queen's residence included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and his family, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Zara Tindall and her children.

The queen will soon travel to her Sandringham estate in Norfolk for the rest of the celebratory season. 

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Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, leave the chapel with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis's christening in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Britain, July 9, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son Louis Arthur Charles as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018.
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Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (R), his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (L), Prince George (2nd R) and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, near Bucklebury in southern England, Britain, December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Matthews/Pool
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Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William, watch a flypast as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade in central London, Britain June 11, 2016. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014. Prince George celebrates his first birthday on July 22. Picture taken July 2, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George as they prepare to board a plane with her husband Prince William (not pictured) to depart Canberra April 25, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son Prince George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Britain's Prince William, watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young Prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents' group event at Government House in Wellington April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Marty Melville/Pool (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George after disembarking with her husband, Britain's Prince William, from their plane after arriving in Wellington April 7, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
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Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during Trooping the Colour ceremony, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
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