THE QUEEN has revealed stunning Christmas decorations at her royal residences which have been “transformed for the festive season”.
The Royal Family has shared pictures and videos of the Christmas decorations at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle on social media. It comes ahead of the Queen’s annual break in Sandringham for the festive season.
A clip shows lights beings arranged around a Christmas tree at Buckingham Palace.
The caption said: “Royal Residences have been transformed for the festive season with the arrival of Christmas Trees, including this one at Buckingham Palace.”
The Royal Family’s social media accounts also posted pictures of a Christmas tree at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle.
They said: “Over 20,000 twinkling lights are glistening across Windsor Castle.
“This year, a magical 20-foot-high Nordmann Fir tree is on display in St George’s Hall.
“The tree has been decorated in a Victorian fashion with velvet and gold, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.”
The post prompted a delighted reaction from royal fans.
One Instagram user said: “Merry Christmas to you all – you do fantastic work for our Country and Commonwealth.”
Another added: “I always thought my tree decorating was pretty good but now I have tree envy.”
A third commented: “Looks lovely, enjoy the holiday.”
One person tweeted: “How beautiful.”
The Queen spends Christmas and New Year at her country estate in Norfolk, joined by other members of the Royal Family.
On Christmas Day, crowds of well-wishers gather to catch a glimpse of the royals attending church in the morning.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are skipping Christmas at Sandringham this year.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently taking six weeks off after admitting the pressures of royal life in a documentary filmed during their Africa tour.
They will spend Christmas with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland but it is not known if they will be in the UK or the US.
It is their first Christmas with their son Archie, who was born in May.
A statement released in November said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month.
“Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’s mother Doria Ragland.
“This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.”