👑What Christmas Looks Like At Kensington, Buckingham & Windsor👑
Visit any royal residence at Christmas & you’ll be greeted by a display that leapt off the pages of Dickens. Kensington Palace is in the spotlight this year as @historicroyalpalaces shows off a Victorian theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👑Kensington Palace (Pics 2-4)👑
In addition to the 30-foot Sitka Spruce tree in front of Apartment 1a (which has grown 25 years to reach that height), holly bushes decorated with natural elements (think dried oranges & cinnamon sticks) line the palace entrance, creating a multi-sensory experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But Christmas at Kensington this year is special for a more meaningful reason, too. It’s the last Christmas display & tree Prince Harry, who's lived in Nottingham Cottage for five years, will share with the Cambridges. In anticipation of their baby's birth in spring, Harry and his wife, Meghan, will relocate to Windsor's Frogmore Cottage early next year.
👑Windsor Castle (Pics 5-7)👑
Though they're leaving Kensington, the Sussexes will have their fair share of Christmas cheer at their new home, too. A 23-foot Norman Fir adorned with 7,000 fairy lights & twinkling gold decorations graces St. George’s Hall, while a 15-foot tree draped in red ornaments & baubles has been placed in the castle’s Crimson Drawing Room. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These trees (along with the ones at Buckingham Palace) came from Windsor Great Park, which means Baby Sussex can go Christmas Tree shopping right in his or her (or their) own backyard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👑Buckingham Palace (Pics 8-10)👑
The Queen’s official residence gets no fewer than 3 trees, all displayed in the Marble Hall, where a festive garland adorns the grand staircase. And, though the family doesn’t decorate these epic trees themselves, we know George & Charlotte (& eventually little Louis) will have the chance to try their hand at the tradition thanks to grandma Carole Middleton, who puts a kid-sized tree of in each of their rooms so they have their own to decorate. ❤️❤️So, grab a cuppa & enjoy these royal holiday snapshots.