The Queen has put up her first Christmas trees

Lawrence Kim
December 2, 2019

The royal family non-public formally kicked off the festive season, with workers erecting trees at Windsor Castle on the sleek time.

Christmas has arrived for the royal family with staff putting up some spectacular trees at Windsor Castle today.

Opulent photos expose the inclined 15toes Nordmann Fir trees from Windsor Gargantuan Park being placed within the citadel's Crimson Drawing Room and a 20toes model in St George's Chapel.

The halls of Windsor Castle were decked with Christmas decorations as the royal residence got into the festive spirit.

A 15ft Christmas tree has been erected in front of the large windows in the Crimson Drawing Room, with red and gold baubles to match the opulent interior, while fairy lights sparkle under the large chandelier.

According to the RCT, in 2017 staff spent more than 13 hours decorating the tree in St George's Hall.

Adding to the holiday flare, the Queen has also lined the State Dining Room with extravagant silver-gilt pieces.

These prestigious trees are not only enjoyed by the Royal Family as the Queen gives Christmas trees each year to Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, St Giles' Cathedral and the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh. Churches and schools near the Queen's Sandringham estate also receive a tree from Her Majesty.

The Queen is expected to spend some time at Windsor Castle in December, but typically goes to Sandringham for the big day itself.

Over three days, the royals celebrate a deeply traditional Christmas with a personal touch including "cheap and cheerful" gifts given on Christmas Eve and a liking for charades.

Considered mountain climbing ladders to be triumphant within the top of the trees, which stand within the colossal rooms of the Queen's weekend palace - home to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amongst others - the festive additions compose the best jovial centre portion.

The Royals take pleasure in bespoke Christmas crackers made by Dorset firm Celebration Crackers.

Prince Harry is said to have once gifted his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II a shower cap with the words "ain't life a b***h" written on it.

This church was visited by The Queen's Great-Great Grandmother Queen Victoria, and dates back to the 16th century.

This yr the Sussexes usually are not planning to spend Christmas with the remainder of the royal household.

A statement confirming this was released in November and read: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month".

The showstopping Christmas decorations are an annual tradition, with Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert, who died in 1861, being the first to ship over a 26ft (8 metre) Nordmann Fir from Germany for the castle.

Reports suggest they are spending it with Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, after a tumultuous year of incessant negative media reports.

The Queen also donates money to several charities in Windsor each Christmas.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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