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Meghan Markle turns heads in diamonds and ruffles at the Queen's Christmas lunch

Prince Harry's wife looked stunning as she arrived at Buckingham Palace

Laura Sutcliffe

The Duchess of Sussex once again looking blooming gorgeous as she headed to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday afternoon for the royals annual pre-Christmas lunch that is hosted by the Queen. Meghan, 37, looking glowing as she was photographed entering the palace with husband Prince Harry in tow, wearing a black, ruffle neck dress which is by Erdem which she first wore in 2015 and she accessorised with diamond stud earrings by Cartier. The pregnant royal - who is due to give birth in the Spring - wore her raven tresses loose and her makeup looked looked fresh, on-point and totally flawless. The Queen's luncheon takes place each year in the run up before Christmas and Her Majesty opens the palace for the extended members of her family, to catch up before the immediate royal family head to Sandringham.

Meghan and Harry were snapped arriving at Buckingham Palace. Copyright: James Whatling Photography 

At last years lunch, the former Suits actress opted to wear a dress by Self-Portrait for the festive occasion. Her lacy, elegant black frock was known as the Nightshade Midi and featured a burst of guipure lace, a short-sleeved bodice and a black collar. The lace top is fitted to a black A-line skirt with a grosgrain waistband and flowed to the calves. The £300 design sold out as soon as Meghan was pictured in it - and it's easy to see why - it's a classic number that would never date. 

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The Duchess dressed her growing baby bump in style, opting for a £1,002 Brock Collection printed dress and a £450 grey coat by Soia and Kyo. As always, her skin looked fresh and glowing and she added coordinating grey high heel shoes by Aquazzura - one of her favourite shoe brands. 

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