Buckingham Palace has been decorated with gorgeous Christmas decorations, as the Royal family is getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year.

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They shared a video on the Royal family’s Instagram account, where you can see for the first time a sneak peek into how they get ready for Christmas. Some of the personalized decorations have been inspired by the monarch’s coronation crown, while others have the word ‘Palace’ embroidered on them.

“Watch the Christmas trees arrive at Buckingham Palace🎄Every year, three trees are placed in the Marble Hall — and a garland is fixed along the grand staircase. 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],” read the caption.

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“It’s officially Christmas at Buckingham Palace! The Christmas trees have arrived. The trees are grown in Windsor and delivered to Buckingham Palace at the start of December,” the text explained.

Earlier today the Duchess hosted a Christmas party for military families with Prince William at Kensington Palace. For the event, she wore the perfect holiday plaid skirt. The skirt is by Emilia Wickstead and it features the perfect, for the season, bright red, green, and white tartan. She paired the chic skirt with a cardigan by Brora, which she buttoned it up and wore it like a blouse.

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This Christmas party involved families of Royal Air Force (RAF) personnel from the RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham stations currently serving in Cyprus.

At the event, Kate gave a brief speech where she recalled the times her husband served as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force.

“As someone whose husband has served, I know how hard it feels when a loved one leaves to do the job they trained for,” she said. “When William served doing search and rescue, I remember how I felt, but I can’t imagine how it feel when your loved ones are away on active service during Christmas. The absence of people you love must be especially hard at this time of year.”

 

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