The Royals reveal their new Christmas tree at Windsor Castle

This year, the theme of Christmas is extra special.

Every year the royal family choose a unique theme for Christmas, which must match the decorations and style of the Christmas tree. Following from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's German tradition, the Christmas tree has been a symbol of beauty and family for centuries, and this year's theme lovingly pays tribute to that very message.

In early December, the royal family shared a photo of the oppulent tree and revealed the heartwarming theme to celebrate this year.

For 2019, the royal Christmas theme is to pay tribute to the very people who started the Christmas tree tradition in Western Civilsation, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on the 200th anniversary of their births.

Set in the grandeur of St. George's Hall, the royals have chosen a 20-foot Nordmann Fir picked from the nearby Windsor Great Park and decorated it lavishly in rich reds and golds. 

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With hundreds of ornaments, this year's tree honours the late Queen and Prince who were the innovators in Christmas celebration.

While Queen Victoria had a German mother, it was her German husband, Prince Albert who originally brought the decorated Christmas tree over to England in the 19th century, gifting them to nearby schools and army barracks. 

However, it was an engraving of their family surrounding the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve that inspired the global trend.

So, we all have Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's love of family to thank for our beautiful Christmas trees. 

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