And two different grandchildren, the Duke of Cambridge and Zara Tindall, welcoming new additions to their households.
“It has been a busy yr for my household, with two weddings and two infants and one other little one anticipated quickly,” the Queen stated earlier than including a contact of humour to her televised tackle.
“It helps to maintain a grandmother properly occupied.”
Now aged 92, the Queen’s reign as monarch has lasted 66 years and she or he has been married to the Duke of Edinburgh for greater than seven a long time.
She stated she’d wish to assume lengthy life brings knowledge and identified that one in all life’s “baffling paradoxes” was the way in which people have a capability for each good and evil.
“Even the facility of religion, which continuously evokes nice generosity and self- sacrifice, can fall sufferer to tribalism,” she warned within the broadcast.
Footage of Harry and Meghan’s glittering wedding ceremony was featured within the broadcast alongside Eugenie and Jack’s nuptials.
There was a clip of proud dad and mom William and Kate presenting their new child Louis to the world after he was born on April 23.
Queen Elizabeth additionally paid tribute to the bonds between the 53 Commonwealth nations and the significance of overcoming variations by means of mutual respect.
“Even with probably the most deeply held variations, treating the opposite particular person with respect and as a fellow human being is all the time an excellent first step in the direction of higher understanding,” she stated.
The Queen stays impartial on politics however some commentators could interpret her phrases about respecting others who maintain opposing views as a veiled reference to the poisonous temper of the general public debate round Britain leaving the EU.
With the British parliament basically divided over the way in which ahead with Brexit and army conflicts nonetheless raging in elements of the world, the monarch’s phrases are more likely to resonate with many.