The Heartbreaking Reason That Queen Elizabeth II Keeps Her Christmas Decorations Up Until February

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January 6 comes and goes, and most of us who celebrate Christmas, fearing bad luck, haul down our decorations. But in one corner of the United Kingdom, there’s a home that stays decorated for an extra month. It’s the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, and the reason that she doesn’t take the tinsel down will move you.

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Now, the Queen likes to spend all of the Christmas and New Year holiday at her residence at Sandringham, Norfolk in the east of England. Indeed, she stays there until February, only then going back to Buckingham Palace. This has been her tradition for many years – and the Queen, as you might expect, loves tradition.

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