The very sad reason that Queen Elizabeth II kept her Christmas decorations up until February.
The month of January can be a somewhat glum affair, as Christmas trees are disposed of and decorations are resigned to the attic for another year.
For Queen Elizabeth II, however, the festive season tended to last just a little bit longer.
Her Majesty reportedly asked for Christmas decorations to be kept up until February in her Sandringham Estate, where she ordinarily spent the festive season.
Why did Queen Elizabeth keep her decorations up?
Queen Elizabeth chose for her decorations to be taken down on the 6th of February.
This date held a special significance to Her Majesty as it is the anniversary of her father's death in 1952.
Queen Elizabeth reportedly stayed on the estate until this date so that she could mark the anniversary of her father's death in private.
Queen Elizabeth's special bond with her father is well documented. The two shared a particularly close relationship, and his death affected the Queen deeply.
In a letter to her secretary from 1952, the Queen had this to say, 'It all seems so unbelievable still that my father is no longer here and it is only after some time has passed one begins to realize how much he is missed.'
This Christmas Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be deeply missed by her family and the nation.