Decorating your tree? Be inspired by the Queen's gloriously gold Christmas tree

Sandringham might be off the cards, but Windsor castle is already decorated to perfection

It is never to early to put up the Christmas tree when you're royalty. The Christmas tree at Windsor Castle, where the Queen and Prince Phillip will be spending the festive season, has already been erected and trimmed in stunning decorations.

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Windsor Castle has been decked out in festive decorations, including six Christmas trees. However, the highlight of the decorations is the 20-foot-high Nordmann Fir Christmas tree in St George's Hall, taken from Windsor Great Park. But while the tree alone is a spectacular sight, it is the decorations that have caught our attention.

Photos of the Christmas tree show Royal Collection Trust members of staff teetering on ladders to dress the tree.

Christmas tree at Windsor Castle

christmas tree at windsor castle

(Image credit: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020 6)

This year the largest Christmas tree at Windsor Castle was trimmed in a traditional red and gold colour scheme. The tree is a lovely mixture of textures, using foil, foliage and traditional ornaments.

The delicate, shimmering ornaments were contrasted with large gold decorations. Hidden among the branches you can also glimpse gold tassels and mirrored ornaments.

castle with christmas tree and man

(Image credit: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020 6)

The tree is topped with a positively regal Angel, dressed in a gold dress and red velvet robe.

Another large tree adorned in a matching red and gold colour scheme has been placed in the castle’s Inner Hall. It is laden with lights, and a golden angel in an Elizabethan-style collar is perched atop the tree.

queens christmas decorations

(Image credit: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020 6)

Three smaller trees line the Queen’s gallery. These have been trimmed in a mixture of silver and gold decorations in the shape of leaves and baubles. An elegant bird sits upon each glittering creation.

castle with wooden flooring

(Image credit: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020 6)

Festive green garlands threaded with dramatic gold flowers and hints of red cover the Grand Staircase. The garlands are bursting with golden leaves and bunches of red berries.

castle with horse statue

(Image credit: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020 6)

Visitors will we be able to see the decorations for themselves between 30 November and 5 January at Windsor castle.

dining room with dining table and red curtain

(Image credit: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020 6)

Visitors will even get a glimpse of what a Grand Service in the State Dining Room would look like during the festive season. If you thought your Christmas table was sumptuous, wait till you see this golden affair.

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Have you been inspired by these regal decorations?

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.