If you thought your Christmas tree was the most beautiful in the world, wait until you see this! On Friday, Dec. 7, a video was shared on the Historic Royal Palace’s twitter account of a gorgeous Christmas tree being set up outside of Kensington Palace, which is Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry’s London home.
“Watch the 30ft Christmas tree being installed and decorated outside
#KensingtonPalace. This Christmas at Kensington, meet Victoria & Albert, try some festive crafts, and discover how the Victorians shaped Christmas,” the video’s caption read. Check out the newly-shared royal clip below!
Watch the 30ft Christmas tree being installed and decorated outside #KensingtonPalace 🎄 This Christmas at Kensington, meet Victoria & Albert, try some festive crafts and discover how the Victorians shaped Christmas: https://t.co/O5aiuhJv7p ⭐ pic.twitter.com/ILCUR7j0Qv
— Historic Royal Palaces (@HRP_palaces) December 7, 2018
The video, which has more than 17,000 views and 182 retweets so far, shows just how ready the royal family is for the holiday season. The Kensington Palace staffers also decorated the gigantic tree in a style that was very different than Buckingham Palace’s holiday decor. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the royal family’s official Instagram account shared a short video of what Christmas looks like at Queen Elizabeth’s famous residence.
In the clip, a few small Christmas trees can be seen on the first floor of the Palace and they all appeared to be decorated in a very similar fashion. Each had beautiful twinkling lights wrapped around the trees and tiny crown ornaments dangling from the branches.
“Every year, three trees are placed in the Marble Hall — and a garland is fixed along the grand staircase,” the video’s caption read. “The custom of displaying Christmas trees was introduced to Britain in the late 18th [century] by Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III, although it was a yew tree rather than a fir that was used. The Christmas tree was popularized by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the nineteenth century. The Christmas trees standing today at Buckingham Palace were grown in Windsor, [England].” So impressive!
This year, Christmas will be very special for the royal family since Meghan Markle‘s mom, Doria Ragland, will reportedly be joining the festivities. Though Meghan won’t be able to drink any champagne over Christmas because she’s pregnant, we’re sure she’ll still have the best time with her new regal family!
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