Meanwhile, other members of the staff can also be seen adding decorations to the State Dinning Room, which has been laid with "silver-gilt pieces from the Grand Service" used by past royals, and are "still used today by the Queen and her guests at state banquets," according to The Royal Collection Staff.
Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’s mother Doria," a spokesperson said. "This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the royal family, and has the support of her Majesty the Queen.
As per royal tradition, a 15-foot tree has been placed in front of the windows in the Crimson Drawing Room as well as a 20-foot version in St. George's Hall. (This is the same place where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first introduced baby Archie to the world.
In the photos, staff can be seen climbing ladders to decorate the higher branches of the enormous Christmas trees, before the Queen and members of her family add the final touches.
The royal couple announced their plans in a statement on November 13. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time toward the end of this month.
As Queen Elizabeth gets ready for the holiday season, the first photos of her breathtaking Christmas trees have been released—and, as expected, they’re just as spectacular as ever.
No one decks the halls quite like the royals. 🎄 https://t.co/Xj3qVUJuEN— Glamour (@glamourmag) November 30, 2019