Wed, 5 Dec, 2018
Deck the halls! The extravagant Christmas trees and decorations inside Buckingham Palace
Christmas is well and truly on its way if Buckingham Palace is anything to go by, as the royal residence has been decked out with extravagant Christmas trees complete with bespoke crown and carriage decorations.
The Marble Hall at Buckingham Palace has been transformed into a festive wonderland as three fir trees have been erected and adorned with ornaments inspired by the Queen herself.
The decorations include miniature versions of the coronation crown worn by the Queen in 1953 alongside other hanging ornaments with the word “Palace” embroidered on them.
And it doesn’t just stop there, the grand staircase has also been covered in garland complete with colourful baubles to bring about the holiday cheer.
The decoration process was filmed and posted to the official Royal Family Twitter account, where they captioned it: “It’s officially Christmas at Buckingham Palace!”
Glittering white lights have been wrapped around the three trees, and as mentioned in the video, many of the decorations are available to the public through the Royal Collection Trust’s online store.
The “Palace” ornament can be purchased online through the Royal Collection Trust and costs NZ$27.40. Also available is a decoration with the word “Buckingham” across it.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 4, 2018
The central Christmas tree stands 15ft tall and all three were grown in Windsor and brought to the palace at the start of December.
The Queen will be hosting her annual pre-Christmas lunch just before the royal family make their way to Sandringham for Christmas Day.
The lunch, which happens every year, is held for extended royal family members and senior royals who are generally not invited at her Norfolk estate on December 25th.
The Norfolk estate is usually decorated in holiday décor the day before Christmas, where the royal family light up their tree at Sandringham House. The tree is said to be 20ft tall and is cut from the estate.