Generally, during Christmas, Queen Elizabeth and most of the British Royal Family spend the holiday at Sandringham Estate, where they make the much-anticipated walk to church on Christmas morning. That, however, isn’t happening this year. Instead, the family is staying at Windsor Castle, and you have to see the queen’s Christmas tree.
According to reports, the royal family’s Christmas will be a quiet and pared-down affair (likely due to COVID-19). The decision to stay at Windsor is a break from tradition—decades of royal holidays have been held at Sandringham—but the royals are doing so in style. In an Instagram post added to the Royal Collection Trust (the charity that cares for the Royal collection of art and history), Windsor Castle is revealed to now be home to a 20-foot Christmas tree (yes, it’s 20 feet) that has hundreds of ornaments along its branches. It’s gorgeous.
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In the same Instagram post, the Trust details that the tree is from Windsor Great Park, which is believed to be the location from which all of the castle’s trees have come since Queen Victoria’s reign. If you watch the video, you can witness the entire process, from the tree’s move to its final form. If you happen to be in London, you can also visit Windsor to see the tree in person.
For us stateside, though, Instagram will have to do.
[Via Town & Country]