Queen Elizabeth II is entering into the vacation spirit! For the primary time in 33 years, she has decorated Windsor Castle just in time for Christmas.
The royal residence is decked out in festive garland and gold-colored candles, however the star of the present is her beautiful Christmas tree. On Wednesday, December 2, the Royal Collection Trust posted a video to Instagram of the 20-foot Norwegian spruce being chosen from Windsor Nice Park and getting transported to Windsor Fort.
Based on the group, it’s believed that Christmas timber have been picked from the Windsor Nice Park for Windsor Fort since Queen Victoria’s reign, which lasted from 1837 to 1901.
Former royal chef Darren McGrady beforehand shared how the monarch, 94, prefers to brighten across the holidays. “The Queen is just not lavish, so the décor is minimal,” McGrady, 58, advised Good Housekeeping in 2016. “The royal household has a big Christmas tree and a big silver synthetic tree within the eating room, which is about 30 years previous.”
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Guests are permitted to see the newly-decorated residence in-person now by January 4. Tickets might be bought by the Royal Collection Trust’s website.
Earlier this week, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, are breaking from their tradition of spending Christmas at Sandringham Home in Norfolk, England. The change-up marks the primary time she has stayed at Windsor Fort for Christmas since 1987.
“Having thought of all the suitable recommendation, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have determined that this yr they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor,” an announcement learn on Tuesday, December 1.
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The royal couple have been quarantined collectively at Windsor Fort because the begin of the coronavirus pandemic, which has surpassed greater than 1.6 million circumstances and triggered over 60,000 deaths within the U.Okay. England was positioned on one other lockdown in early November, however the four-week interval concluded on Wednesday.
Prior to now, the queen has additionally celebrated Christmas with different royal relations at Buckingham Palace, however that custom has additionally been canceled as a result of outbreak. Regardless of her adjusted plans amid the pandemic, the queen’s annual deal with has been pre-recorded and is ready to broadcast as per typical.
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