Home & Garden Why the Queen doesn't take down her Christmas decorations until February

10:40  11 january  2018
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January 09, 2018 - 11:17 CET by Chloe Best The Queen doesn ' t take down her Christmas decorations until February . Her Majesty stays at her Sandringham Estate until February , during her Christmas break.

January 09, 2018 - 10:17 GMT by Chloe Best The Queen doesn ' t take down her Christmas decorations until February . Her Majesty stays at her Sandringham Estate until February , during her Christmas break.

Elizabeth II wearing a hat: Hello! Magazine © Copyright ¡HOLA! Hello! Magazine Twelfth Night may have officially passed, but the Queen is not in any rush to take down her Christmas decorations.

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are said to keep the decorations up at the Sandringham Estate until 6 February each year – some six weeks after Christmas Day.

The date is an important one for the Queen, as it marks the anniversary of her father's death. King George VI passed away on 6 February 1952 at Sandringham House, and she stays there each year to mark the anniversary in private before returning to Buckingham Palace.

It is believed by many to be bad luck to keep decorations up past Twelfth Night (5 January), or Epiphany (6 January)  however it appears the Queen doesn't believe in these superstitions and has instead created her own traditions over the festive period. And while her other residences at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are decked with huge 20ft Christmas trees and twinkling lights, the decorations at her Sandringham home are said to be much more understated.

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They keep all of the holiday decorations up until that date while they remain at the 148-year-old house as well. It's only approximately five months or so after the couple leaves Sandringham that Queen Elizabeth begins thinking about the holidays once again

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The Queen and Prince Philip travelled to Sandringham on 21 December and are enjoying an extended break on the estate. After hosting the royal family, including Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle, for Christmas, the couple have since been seen attending church services at St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Yet despite taking some time away from London, Her Majesty still works every day. In fact, there are just two days in the year when the monarch does not receive a red box from the government, containing policy papers, cabinet documents, telegrams and other important documents, all of which have to be read, and where necessary, approved and signed.

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Though the Twelfth Night has officially passed, Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh won' t be taking down their Christmas decorations at Sandringham Estate until Feb. TAP TO VIEW THE GALLERY The Queen is said to keep her decorations up until 6 February .

The Queen of England Keeps Her Christmas Decorations Up Until February . We probably wouldn’ t have pegged the Queen of England as one of those holiday decor stragglers, but it turns out that Elizabeth II is a February type of gal.

The Queen's role as head of state means she needs to be kept informed of what is happening in Parliament and other governments around the world, as well as current events from across the globe, and there are only two occasions when she is not obliged to read the contents of the daily red box - Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

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