Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are set to spend Christmas with their parents at Christmas at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. The Cambridge siblings will enjoy a special royal Christmas tradition just for them and their cousins. According to the Channel 5 documentary “Sandringham: The Queen At Christmas”, which originally aired last year, the Queen reserves a Christmas treat each year just for the grandchildren.
“The Queen, she likes everybody to know what they’re doing and when they’re doing it.”
Decorating the 20-foot spruce tree, is apparently the first ritual, after everybody has arrived on Christmas Eve.
Royal biographer Ingrid Seward revealed: “The tree is felled in the Sandringham wood, so it’s a great big tree.
“It’s beautifully done, beautifully done – of course.”
Author Claudia Joseph continued: “Prince Philip will always put the gold star on top of the tree, and probably will continue to do so for the rest of his life.
“He is quite a stalwart and he won’t let other people take control.”
Ingrid Seward added: “When any young children come, they put their own little decorations on.”
The children always get to place the last baubles on the Christmas tree in the yearly ritual.
“And, of course, Queen Victoria’s glass angels take pride of place,” Joseph continued.
“They are important to the royal family as they are inherited and traditional.”
Last year, the Queen has given a small insight into how she and her family celebrate Christmas in an ITV documentary with Sir David Attenborough, The Queen’s Green Planet.
When senior castle attendant Mr. Neil Turner spoke to her about the painstaking process of decorating the trees, the Queen revealed: “Yes, that is always the problem, is the children love knocking those [decorations] off.”