Prince Harry brought someone special with him to Wednesday's pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace with the royal family: his fiancée, Meghan Markle.

Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, typically hosts a holiday lunch for her relatives before setting off to spend Christmas at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The couple, whose engagement was announced in November, was photographed upon arriving at the palace. Markle, 36, rode on the passenger side while Harry, 33, was behind the wheel.

The two will say "I do" in a ceremony to take place on May 19 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.