Whether you decks the halls on the 1st of November or make a mad dash to grab some tinsel on the 23rd December, decorating your house for Christmas is an exciting annual ritual.
At Buckingham Palace it’s no different, and this week the decorations went up at the Queen’s London home. Thanks to a video shared by the Palace on Twitter, we got a sneak peek at how the Palace looks in all its festive glory.
‘Christmas has arrived at Buckingham Palace!’ the tweet read.
‘Did you know that the Christmas Tree was introduced to Britain in the 18th Century by Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III?’ the message continued.
In the video we get a look at the Queen’s collection of Christmas trees including a 15ft Nordmann Fir Tree from Windsor Great Park in the Marble Hall, and two smaller 10ft Nordmann Fir’s in the Grand Entrance. Tastefully decorated with strings of sparkling white lights, decorations include some regal baubles shaped like crowns.
The festive fun doesn’t end there, the Queen’s Grand Staircase has also been draped with colourful garlands.
Buckingham Palace was not the only royal residence to have a Christmas makeover this week. At Clarence House, the home of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the decorations have also gone up. This year Helen & Douglas House hospice and the Roald Dahl Charity were chosen to decorate the tree.