Kensington Palace Shares Official Photo of the Palace Christmas Tree on Twitter

Kensington Palace tweeted an official picture of the Kensington Palace Christmas Tree. The tree is on the property shared by Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle.

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Have you decorated for the holidays yet? The royals have, in a big way. Early this morning, Kensington Palace tweeted (opens in new tab) an official picture of the Fab Four's Christmas tree (opens in new tab) and it's definitely a tree fit for a palace.

The tree in question isn't inside the palace walls, with tons of gifts (opens in new tab) for the youngest royals, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, (opens in new tab) and baby Prince Louis (opens in new tab), under it (not that the presents would last long under the tree—Prince William famously outed George (opens in new tab) as an early present opener, a "naughty" habit he inherited from his late grandmother, Princess Diana). Instead, it's the enormous, 30-foot tree that stands outside the iconic London palace that William, Prince Harry (opens in new tab) and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab), all call home.

Earlier this month, the Historic Royal Palaces (opens in new tab) group (the organization responsible for maintaining many of England's palaces, including, obviously, Kensington) tweeted a video (opens in new tab) of the process of erecting the larger than life tree (opens in new tab).

As gorgeous as the tree looked in the Historic Royal Palaces' Twitter video, however, nothing could have prepared us for the absolute glory of the tree photographed at sunrise, with light pouring in from the east. The theme of the tree's decor is best described as "gold luxe" and nothing has ever been more fit for royalty (opens in new tab). Behold:

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The installation of the huge Christmas tree took hours so, naturally, the Historic Royal Palaces' video is sped up, but it's definitely worth watching (opens in new tab) if you haven't seen it:

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Now all we need is a photo op of George and Charlotte (opens in new tab) with their jaws dropping as they see the tree for the first time and Christmas 2018 will basically be complete.

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