Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles Offer a Close-Up of Their Elaborate Christmas Tree

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles just gave a glimpse of their whimsical Christmas tree, and it looks like they had a bit of help putting on the festive decorations.

In a new video shared to the Clarence House Instagram account, the camera pans over a colorfully-decorated tree, while Michael Bublé's rendition of “It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas” plays in the background. They captioned the clip, “Thank you to the wonderful children from @helenanddouglashouse and @roalddahlcharity for your help decorating the Clarence House Christmas tree!”

Every year since 2007, Bowles has invited a group of children from one of her patronages to help decorate the tree at her and Prince Charles's official residence. This year's event was further explained in the rest of the post, where they said, “The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed children supported by the charities to Clarence House today for the annual festive event. Guests were entertained by the Band of the Welsh Guards playing Christmas songs before being invited to help decorate the tree and enjoy some lunch.”

In the clip, we see the duchess donning a long, white coat while helping kids to put ornaments on the tree that range in design from large, red birds to little felt Santa heads.

Shots from the event were shared to the royal family Instagram account as well, where they said, “At @ClarenceHouse it is a Christmas tradition for The Duchess of Cornwall to invite children to decorate the Christmas tree.”

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were seen posing next to the final product in a different photo they shared to their account.

It looks to us like the event was a smashing success. Although it was held virtually last year due to the pandemic, we're happy to see that the duchess was able to have it in person once again.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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