It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas.
The official royal residence at Windsor Castle has unveiled its spectacular 2022 Christmas display.
This year’s extraordinary displays are the first under new monarch King Charles III since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
His Majesty became King after the late monarch died on September 8 at the age of 96.
Windsor Castle, which served as the late monarch’s main residence towards the end of his life, chose a lavish festive display to mark Charles’ first Christmas as king.
The castle holds significant significance for the British monarchy as the late Queen and her deceased family members are buried here.
Queen Elizabeth II’s final resting place is with her late husband Prince Philip, her father King George VI, Queen Mother Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret.
This festive season, the general public is welcome to view the Castle’s State Apartments decorated with Christmas trees, lights, holiday wreaths and a spectacular table display in one of the grandest rooms, the Waterloo Chamber. in residence.
The Semi-State Rooms, luxurious private apartments originally designed for George IV, are also open to the public during the winter months.
The castle has a 20-foot-tall Nordman Tree in St. George’s Hall, planted in Windsor Great Park and decorated with 3,000 lights, hundreds of jewels, and purple velvet and satin ribbons.
Wreaths and wreaths also adorn the Grand Staircase, gates and lampposts in the Castle Precinct, featuring hand-gilded fruit and foliage inspired by the Grinling Gibbons carvings found around the Castle’s State Apartments.
Although Buckingham Palace has opted for a more subtle decoration this year, it has opened its doors to the general public and is now offering. excursions In and around state rooms.
Accompanied by an expert guide, the tour takes you through special rooms in the palace that are not normally open to the public.
Christmas at Windsor Castle is open until January 2.
Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned from 1952 until her death, was the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Her Majesty was at her royal residence at Balmoral Castle at the time of her death. His coffin was brought to Westminster Hall before the funeral and then to Windsor Castle for a private burial.