Princess Anne Hosts Special Christmas Party & Gives Royal Fans a Peek Inside St. James’s Palace

Princess Anne is quite the host. Yesterday, the Princess Royal held the annual “The Not Forgotten” Christmas reception and it looked like an amazing event.

The official IG account of the royal family shared a glimpse into the party, which was held at St. James’s Palace, in a video on social media. The reception honors The Not Forgotten Association, which supports over 10,000 vulnerable members of the Armed Forces each year, providing injured or sick veterans with a range of entertainment and activities.

According to the caption, attendees of the celebration included ex-servicemen and women “from all walks of life.” Established by King George V and Queen Mary in 1921, the annual celebration has taken place for over 100 years (last year the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic).

And while we love to see royals embracing the Christmas spirit and supporting a good cause, we couldn’t help but focus on the party’s setting. Shot from the most senior royal palace in the U.K., the video includes a glimpse of the Throne Room at the palace.

In the footage, we see the signature red walls adorned with massive portraits and paintings. (Not to mention, the red carpet that perfectly matches the paint hue.) The regal room is accented with gold-lined molding and matching chandeliers.

Although it is no longer an active royal residence, St. James’s Palace housed a variety of kings and queens for over 300 years—that is, until the reign of Queen Victoria. Today, the London estate hosts up to 100 receptions each year for charities associated with members of the royal family.

Now this is a party we would love to attend.

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