The Queen gave her most personal Christmas speech yet.
“Christmastime can be hard for those who have lost loved ones” and said “this year, especially, I understand why”.
After the loss of her husband, Prince Philip, she added that her family had “felt his presence” this year, as they prepared for their first Christmas without him.
Chatting about Prince Philip, The Queen also descriped his “mischevious, enquiring twinkle”, as “bright at the end as when I first set eyes on him”.
She also added that “life consists of final partings as well as first meetings; and as much as I and my family miss him, I know he would want us to enjoy Christmas.”
Of course, the speech had a mention of Coronavirus, and the fact that families may not be able to see one another again this year, “we can’t celebrate quite as we would have wished” but that we can all enjoy the “many happy traditions” of Christmas.
Finally, The Queen, made a mention of the usual Christmas traditions that family’s enjoy, “singing of carols…; decorating the tree; giving and receiving presents; or watching a favourite film where we already know the ending”.
Her Majesty sat at the White Drawing Room, in Windsor Castle, alongside a photograph from 2007 in a frame of The Queen and The Duke Of Edinburgh.
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