How the royal family decorates its Christmas trees

The royal Christmas tree is always cut from the Queen’s grounds on the Sandringham estate. Staff decorate the tree with ornaments, tartan ribbons, and Queen Victoria’s glass angels. The royal children get to hang a few baubles on Christmas Eve. Apparently the family also has a large artificial tree that sits in the dining room. Here’s what Queen Elizabeth gives her staff for Christmas.

Prince Charles and Camilla

At Prince Charles and Camilla’s home, they decorate their tree in red and gold, topped with an angel. Decorations in the past have included glittered baubles, hanging glass ornaments, strings of beads, tinsel, and berries. The couple also hosts terminally ill children who come to help decorate the children’s tree. That tree usually includes a mix of fabric birds, wooden rocking horses, candy canes, gingerbread men, and stars.

Prince William and Kate

In the past, William and Kate have had two trees in Anmer Hall, their Norfolk home. They’ve had a traditional tree and a small one for the children. This year, though, George and Charlotte will each get their own tree, according to Kate Middleton’s mother! Find out why the royal family doesn’t open gifts on Christmas Day.

Prince Harry and Meghan

Two years ago the couple bought a Christmas tree and people went nuts. No word on what they’ll do this year. Meghan became the first person yet to be married into the family to spend the holiday with the family.

Buckingham Palace

One of the three Buckingham Palace trees predictably featured a load of crowns last year. Buckingham Palace had a 15-foot Nordmann fir from Great Windsor Park in the Marble Hall and two ten-foot trees in the Grand Entrance. Next, don’t miss the royal family holiday traditions you’ll want to steal.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge host a Christmas party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace on December 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to host a Christmas party to deliver a message of support to deployed personnel serving in Cyprus and their families over the festive period, at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. Approximately 7,500 military personnel are currently serving overseas at Christmas. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laugh as a machine sprays snow ahead of their royal highnesses hosting a Christmas party to deliver a message of support to deployed personnel serving in Cyprus and their families over the festive period, at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. Approximately 7,500 military personnel are currently serving overseas at Christmas. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile as a machine sprays snow ahead of their royal highnesses hosting a Christmas party to deliver a message of support to deployed personnel serving in Cyprus and their families over the festive period, at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. Approximately 7,500 military personnel are currently serving overseas at Christmas. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a Christmas Party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus, at Kensington Palace on December 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace on December 04, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a Christmas Party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus, at Kensington Palace on December 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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