All eyes were on Prince George as the adorable future monarch made his way into the Buckingham Palace Christmas party on Wednesday (Dec. 16). With his cousins in separate cars, the little royals are sure to light up the Queen's festive affair, the annual kickoff to the Windsor holiday season.
His royal cuteness could be seen sitting in the back of chauffeur driven car, instantly recognizable with his mop of blond curls and wearing a white shirt with a blue trim. He was accompanied by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge and his uncle Prince Harry. The duchess, née Kate Middleton, was also festive in a bright red dress.
Prince William may have been absent due to his work as East Anglian Ambulance pilot. Not that his absence will put a dampener on the festivities. He has revealed that his toddler son is bursting with excitement about the prospect of all the presents.
In an interview with The Big Issue about the family's festive plans, the devoted father joked, "George will be bouncing around like a rabbit. If I get any sleep in Christmas Eve it will be good."
The toddler looked very earnest, sucking on one finger as the trio were driven through the gates of Nanny's – as George is thought to call the Queen. However, that was sure to change once inside since William has described George as "very noisy."
Prince Charlotte was nowhere to be seen, presumably having been left at home with nanny Maria Theresa Borrallo.
However, there are plenty of other playmates on hand. Zara and Mike Tindall were seen driving up with their daughter, Mia. Her sister-in-law Autumn Phillips is attending with at least one of her daughters.
Also seen joining the fun were Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, Princess Eugenie and Princess Anne's husband, Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence, who arrived on foot. The centrepiece of the celebrations are a big Christmas tree, featuring crown decorations which was put up earlier this week.
The Queen's annual pre-Christmas lunch allows her to catch up with more distant relations, who are able to attend the festivities at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk at Christmas.