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It's a Royal Christmas at both Holyrood House and Kensington Palace

Queen Elizabeth II recording her Christmas Day broadcast 
December 10, 2018 - 15:45 / Administrator User

It's officially Christmas at both Kensington Palace and Holyrood House, the Queen's official Scottish residence! While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked the start of the first week of Advent by hosting a festive extravaganza for military families, the outside of Kensington Palace has now been "Christmasfied" as well, as has the inside of Holyrood House.

The Royal Family have definitely been getting into the swing of the festive season! The Queen has been spotted hanging baubles at Coram children's charity Christmas gathering and two of Santa's reindeers have even visited Clarence House!

A 30 Foot Christmas Tree

The most spectacular royal Christmas addition has to be the thirty-foot Christmas tree decked in twinkling lights and gold balls that was put up outside Kensington Palace last week, home to Prince William (36), Duchess Catherine (36), Prince Harry (34) and Duchess Meghan (37).

Not to be outdone, Holyrood House has also upped its Christmas game. The halls have been decked in the Queen's official Scottish residence and visitors can marvel at the fifteen-foot-high tree in the Great Gallery or take a festive wander up the Grand Staircase, whose banisters are covered in garlands and sparkling lights. 

Visitors can also tour the Royal Dining Room, where the table will be laid with pretend candied fruits and wreaths, as well as a silver service that belonged to Her Majesty's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary.