WINDSOR Castle is looking even more sparkly now that its Christmas decorations have gone up.
The already-glittering royal residence in Berkshire has had a full festive makeover – which includes a hidden tribute to the late Queen.
The Christmas tree in the Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor Castle
Members of the Royal Collection Trust put up decorations on the Grand Staircase
Purple decorations cover another huge fir – a nod to the late Queen
A 20ft tree, felled from the grounds, stands tall in St George’s Hall while another impressive fir has pride of place in the Crimson Drawing Room.
Wreaths and baubles have also been strung up in the Waterloo Chamber, as well as the Grand Staircase.
But dotted among the traditional red and gold ornaments are several in Her Majesty’s favourite colour, purple.
The late monarch often wore the bold hue, which has become synonymous with the royal family.
It is the Firm’s first Christmas without the late monarch, who died in September.
Members of the family normally spend the holiday period at Sandringham, Norfolk.
And while they are still expected to do so this year, celebrations will reportedly be much “less formal” than usual.
Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond told OK! there will be no bowing, curtsying or watching the King’s likely prerecorded TV address, making it a “less buttoned up” affair.
Some traditions are expected to remain though, like the December 25 service at St Mary Magdalene Church before Christmas dinner.
It is not yet known exactly who will gather next month, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are unlikely to attend ahead of the release of his memoir Spare, it is understood.
The finishing touches are added to the tree in the Crimson Drawing Room
More ornaments are adjusted on a table in the Waterloo Chamber
A bauble is strung up a month before Christmas on November 24
More decorations and twinkly lights go up
The 20ft fir was felled from Windsor Great Park