We scoff at the overeager neighbors when we see their Christmas tree laying on the curb on December 26. But Queen Elizabeth would have a meltdown.
Her Royal Highness is guilty of leaving up her Sandringham decorations until February, but it’s not because, like us, she doesn’t have the time (or willpower) to get around to stripping the ornaments off the tree. It’s also not because—fun fact—her relatives started the tradition of having a tree inside your home entirely.
Queen Elizabeth’s dad, King George VI, passed away on February 6. To honor his memory, Her Majesty lets the tree lights sparkle until the anniversary of his death.