If you're looking for some holiday decorating inspiration, the Royal Family has just debuted their Christmas decorations and they are simply incredible. Sure, you may not be royal nor have the budget of the royal family, but Buckingham Palace's decorations are so classic and stunning that anyone can draw inspiration, regardless of the budget you're on!
Thanks to social media, the Royal Family has officially shared their holiday decorations with the public so we can all oooh and ahhh about how simply gorgeous they are! A total of three Christmas trees, all grown in Windsor, are transported to the Palace in early December for decorating to begin.
The trees are set up across the Palace's Marble Hall and are decorated with ornaments fit for a Royal family, including tiny crowns and carriages.
Buckingham Palace's grand staircase is also decorated with lush green garland adorned with festive multi-colored ornaments and lush velvet bows.
The Royal Family certainly does have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child, son Louis back in April, and of course, we all celebrated the royal wedding when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walked down the aisle in May. The newlyweds are now expecting their first child together making this holiday even more special.
Reaction to the Royal Family's Christmas decorations has been overwhelmingly positive, and people can't help but compare them to the White Decorations that were debuted earlier this month. Many felt the White House decor, while beautiful, was not remotely classic or festive enough for the holiday season.
People weren't shy to take to social media and point out the differences between Buckingham Palace and the White House.
So this is what it looks like when your leaders don’t choose “dystopian holiday hellscape” as a decorating theme, huh? https://t.co/jWcKikWrdE— Abby Gardner (@abbygardner) December 4, 2018
Now that’s tasteful compared to the one at America’s White House. One cannot buy class....well done & such fun decorating this! @GMA @christmas #ChristmasTree @DesignObserver @goodhousemag @architectmag— de observer (@observer_de) December 4, 2018
The Royal Family will be spending Christmas and New Year at the Queen's country estate, Sandringham House. The Queen and her family take turns decorating their tree, and on Christmas Eve the Palace reports that the family will exchange their gifts to each other during tea time! The allows the Queen and other family members to attend church services on Christmas morning instead of opening presents.
If you're wondering if the Queen actually gives her family members gifts for the holiday, the answer is yes! She not only gifts her family members with Christmas presents, but she will also personally hand out gifts to some of her the staff members of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
The Queen continues her charitable work by donating Christmas trees to a variety of churches and schools in the Sandringham area as well as Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Giles' Cathedral and the Canongate Kirk.
Here's a look at how beautifully Buckingham Palace is decorated for Christmas.