It’s been an eventful yr for the British Royal Household, and Queen Elizabeth credit friendship for serving to her navigate life.
In a preview of the Queen’s annual Christmas broadcast launched by the Royal Household on Twitter on Monday, the 92-year-old monarch addresses the “many adjustments” she’s witnessed over her lifetime, and says that these closest to her have been a supply of consolation.
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“By the numerous adjustments I’ve seen through the years, religion, household and friendship have been not solely a continuing for me however a supply of private consolation and reassurance,” the Royal Household shared of her speech.
The Christmas broadcast, set to air on Dec. 25, may even embody the Queen reflecting “on the significance of treating others with consideration,” the palace mentioned.
“Even with essentially the most deeply held variations, treating the opposite particular person with respect and as a fellow human being is all the time a very good first step in direction of larger understanding,” the Queen will say.
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The Queen has delivered the handle since 1952. It’s the solely public speech she makes that isn’t written or edited by the federal government.
The previous yr has been important for the Royal Household. In 2018, Prince Harry married actor Meghan Markle — who at the moment are anticipating their first baby collectively — and Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed the beginning of Prince Louis.
Princess Eugenie additionally received married this yr to Jack Brooksbank.
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All through her document 66 years on the throne, the Queen has averted commenting in public on contentious worldwide affairs or political points, and the excerpts make no point out of the go to in July by U.S. President Donald Trump or the turmoil over Britain’s departure from the European Union.
However talking in regards to the beginning of Jesus, the Queen will say: “I consider his message of peace on Earth and goodwill to all is rarely old-fashioned. It may be heeded by everybody; it’s wanted as a lot as ever.”
The pre-recorded broadcast was filmed within the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace. In her vacation handle, the Queen is sporting an ivory costume designed by British dressmaker Angela Kelly.
— With recordsdata from Reuters
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