Not even Kate Middleton can escape hanging out with her in-laws during the holidays.

The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted visiting Buckingham Palace with hubby Prince William on Wednesday for Queen Elizabeth II's annual Christmas lunch.

The Princess looked super festive in a bright red coat which looked very similar to an Armani coat she wore during a trip to Scotland in April but we can't be sure since the Duchess could only be seen from the waist up while riding in a car towards the palace.

This year's fun tradition is extra special for the royal family as it is the first time Prince George will be included in the festivities where he will no doubt be coddled by relatives Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince Edward, Princess Beatrice and of course, the Queen herself.

This pre-Christmas lunch is one of many traditions the Queen puts on before she leaves for Sandringham Estate where the royal family spends Christmas Day.

People magazine reports that for the past few weeks, more than 100 staff members have been preparing for the days-long party which begins on Christmas Eve.

We hope we get a Christmas card!

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