Christmas With the Queen: Surprising Royal Family Holiday Traditions

2. Christmas decorations stay up until mid-February

Queen Elizabeth standing between Christmas trees.

Queen Elizabeth likes her Christmas decorations. | John Stillwell/PA Wire/Getty Images

While many people believe that Christmas decorations should not be left up past the first week of January, the royals actually leave theirs up into February.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stay at Sandringham after the rest of the family leaves to honor her father, King George VI, who died at the estate on Feb. 6, 1952. While they are there, all of the decorations remain up and are not taken down until the second week of February.

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