Tag: Christmas Buckingham Palace 2021

What’s on for Christmas at the Royal Palaces in 2021

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Christmas

It’s been a while since any of the Royal palaces and estates were open, but now they’re on, there’s a whole spread of events tog et excited about this Christmas. Christmas decorations will transform the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and a special display at Windsor Castle will bring together costumes worn by Her Majesty The Queen and Princess Margaret during wartime pantomimes. Not to mention at Royal HQ, Buckingham Palace will give guests and visitors a behind-the-ropes experience for kids and adults. Here’s what’s on at Windsor Castle, Holyrood House and Buckingham Palace Christmas at Windsor Castle From 25 November 2021 – 31 January 2022 See the Princesses’ Pantomimes: During the Second World War, Her Majesty The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) and Princess Margaret spent much of their time in Windsor, safely away from the bombing in London. Between 1941 and 1944 they performed in and helped to stage a series of Christmas pantomimes to raise money for the Royal Household Wool Fund, which supplied knitting wool to make comforters for soldiers fighting at the Front. Visitors to Windsor Castle this Christmas will have the unique opportunity to see six rare surviving costumes worn by the teenage Princesses during these wartime performances. Brought together for the first time, the costumes will be displayed in the Waterloo Chamber where the pantomimes were originally performed 80 years ago. And if that trip down memory lane’s not enough, from 25 November and 3 January, the State Apartments will be decorated with shimmering… Read More