Royals get festive amid rift rumours

 

Christmas has arrived at Kensington Palace for Harry, Meghan, William and Kate.

A spectacular tree has been spotted in the palace grounds, adorned with twinkling fairy lights and giant baubles, reports The Sun.

The gigantic 10-metre tree certainly looks fit for royalty and was part of the palace's festive makeover.

The tree will act as a centrepiece for the Kensington royal residence and will be lit up throughout the Christmas period.

The Christmas tree at Kensington Palace is impressive. Picture: Twitter
The Christmas tree at Kensington Palace is impressive. Picture: Twitter

It is located in the palace grounds and marks the official start of the dukes and duchess' yuletide season.

The Historical Royal Palace charity uploaded a video on Twitter of the stunning tree being decorated ahead of its unveiling.

This tree will mark the first Christmas Harry and Meghan will spend at their home in Kensington Palace.

But it could also be their last as they are set to relocate to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor next year, where they will welcome their first child.

The move comes as Meghan and Kate have found themselves at the centre of a rift storm as rumours circulate about the pair falling out at least a year ago.

 

The staircase at Buckingham Palace. Picture: Instagram
The staircase at Buckingham Palace. Picture: Instagram

 

Not to be beaten, Buckingham Palace has also gone all out for its own Christmas decorations - and as expected, they've done so in style.

 

Workers put the massive baubles on the massive tree at Kensington Palace. Picture: Twitter
Workers put the massive baubles on the massive tree at Kensington Palace. Picture: Twitter

Over on Instagram, they've given us a glimpse of the ornate display in Buckingham Palace's Marble Hall.

There are three large Christmas trees - which were grown in Windsor - as well as a garland fixed along the grand staircase.

The trees have been decorated with some very fitting ornaments, which come in the shape of crowns, crests and carriages.

 

The Queen loves a good Christmas decoration. Picture: AFP
The Queen loves a good Christmas decoration. Picture: AFP

The garland is just as glamorous, with velvet bows and colourful baubles lining the golden banister.

Sparkling white lights finish off the festive arrangement.

 

The Queen’s tree has little crowns on it. Of course it does. Picture: Instagram
The Queen’s tree has little crowns on it. Of course it does. Picture: Instagram

 

In the post's caption, it's explained: "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 popularised by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the nineteenth century."

 

The Christmas trees at Buckingham Palace’s Marble Hall. Picture: Twitter
The Christmas trees at Buckingham Palace’s Marble Hall. Picture: Twitter

This story was originally published in The Sun and is reprinted with permission.


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