Vic at Jane Austen's World has posted a very interesting article about Christmas trees that, I confess, I was ignorant of. I insist that everyone check it out. Many, myself included, think that Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's hunky husband, introduced the Christmas tree to England in the 19th century. This is erroneous! While Albert may have popularized this German tradition in England, it was Queen Charlotte, wife of George III and mother to the infamous Prince of Wales, who actually introduced it. I should have known that classy queen would have brought over such a fun tradition!
[The tree pictured is Colonial Williamsburg's Regency Tree which is dedicated to the Prince of Wales, hence the crown and plumes tree topper.]