Honestly, we can't get enough of the royal family's holiday decor. The queen's official Twitter account also shared a video of how the Christmas tree (or one of them, anyway) got its sparkle.
"Over 20,000 twinkling lights are glistening across Windsor Castle ✨ This year, a magical 20-foot-high Nordmann Fir tree is on display in St George’s Hall," another tweet read. "The tree has been decorated in a Victorian fashion with velvet and gold, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert."
We also got some royal history: "The first Christmas Trees arrived in Britain in the late 18th century and became popular after an engraving of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decorating a tree with their young family was published in 1848."
And if you love The Great British Baking Show, you're definitely going to want to check out this Instagram video of the royal pastry chefs making Cinnamon Stars—they look delicious.
The Windsor Castle staff have been busy decorating. 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.)
The Nordmann fir trees from Windsor Great Park have been decorated with red, gold, and mirrored ornaments, as well as with ribbons, hundreds of twinkling lights, miniature crowns, and an angel topper.
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.
Meanwhile, other members of the staff can also be seen adding decorations to the state dining 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.
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. 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."
Little Archie will just have to wait until next year to see his great-grandmother's magical holiday decorations.
Originally Appeared on Glamour