Particular. The British royal family is used to celebrating Christmas at Sandringham, Norfolk, where the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom begins its winter vacations and welcomes each member. This 2021 will be the first time that she spends the holidays without the company of her husband, Duke Felipe de Edimburgo, who died at the age of 99 on April 9 and facing some health problems that took her away from her obligations as monarch; However, this did not prevent traditions from being carried out such as decorating the tree at Windsor Castle.
The use of Christmas trees in the UK was inspired by an 1848 engraving of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their children in Windsor. This representation was published in Illustrated London News, as highlighted ‘Vogue’ and inspired the British to decorate their homes every December.
For this 2021 Isabel II He will not spend the December holidays at Windsor Castle, but the tree could not be missed. This time a huge pine tree stands out in the St. George Room, where Prince Harry of Sussex and Meghan Markle held their wedding reception and where they also introduced their first child, Archie.
The official Instagram of the British royal family allows you to observe some details of the decoration of the tree that is six meters high. It is filled with specially chosen lights and ornaments in shades of red and gold.
In addition, various environments of Windsor Castle have been decorated with crowns and ornaments that upholstered the walls, as detailed by The Royal Collection Trust
Another of the traditions that Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is keeping for this Christmas it is to open the doors of your residence to the general public. In this way, British and tourists will be able to visit and enjoy the Christmas decorations and lighting in the various areas of the castle. Official social networks indicate that you can enter until January 3, 2022 but, yes, with a prudent safety distance so as not to damage the huge pine tree.
Seeing the tree will not be the only alternative for visitors, as there is also an exhibition of the costumes that the queen and her sister, Princess Margaret, used in their adolescence to enjoy Christmas and participate in plays in Windsor among the years 1941 and 1944.