Everywhere in the UK this week the corpses of pine bushes have been noticed mendacity within the streets because the tinsel and baubles have disappeared in a single day.
Christmas is perhaps properly and really over as we cost headlong into 2019, however there’s one individual holding the festive spirit going: Queen Elizabeth, who’s nonetheless on her vacation break at Sandringham.
Apparently, the monarch asks for her decorations to be saved up a month longer too for an emotional cause.
In response to Hi there!, the Queen is claimed to maintain her tree and tinsel up till February 6 – a full month after Twelfth Night time, when decorations usually come down.
The date has a particular significance: sixth February is the day the Queen’s father King George VI handed away at Sandringham Home in 1952. Apparently the Queen stays on the property to “mark the anniversary in non-public”, earlier than returning to Buckingham Palace.
The Queen and her father shared a detailed bond. In a letter to her secretary in 1952 following his dying, the Queen stated “All of it appears so unbelievable nonetheless that my father is now not right here and it is just after a while has handed one begins to understand how a lot he’s missed.”
The Queen has been spending Christmas at Sandringham since 1988. This 12 months, she began her holidays as common by catching a Nice Northern prepare as much as Norfolk on December 21.
On Christmas Day, she was joined by members of the family together with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank for a service on the Church of St Mary Magdalene.
It additionally marked the primary time Meghan Markle had joined the royal clan as an official member of the Royal Household.
Kate, Prince William and their brood appeared to have an prolonged keep at Sandringham with the Queen, because the Duke and Duchess have been photographed attending church with the monarch final Sunday.