Though her annual Christmas address doesn’t air until Dec. 25, a preview released by the palace tantalizes the 92 -year-old Queen’s touching speech from Buckingham Palace‘s majestic White Drawing Room.
Wearing an tusk silk cocktail dress by Angela Kelly, the longest-reigning British monarch notes that “through the many changes I have determined over the years, faith, family and friendship have been not only a constant for me but information sources of personal convenience and reassurance.”
The Queen also emphasized the effects of kindness in her address. “Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person as regards the topic and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding, ” she proclaimed.
She gestured to Jesus’ teachings to illustrate her hope for the future. “I believe his content of peace on earth and goodwill to all is never out of date, ” the Queen commented. “It can be heeded by everyone; it’s requirement as far as is ever.”
Her speech, produced by Sky News, includes sweet tokens of their own families she praises. On a table within view of the camera, a black-and-white video from 1948 shows the Queen when she was still a princess with her husband Prince Philip and their newborn son Prince Charles.
Plus, the Queen wears the Scarab pin that her husband afforded her in 1966. Andrew Grima’s sparkling design includes yellowish gold and engraved ruby with diamonds.
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The Queen’s family has get bigger since last Christmas: Her grandson Prince William welcomed son Prince Louis with spouse Kate Middleton in April, and her granddaughter Zara Tindall gave birth to daughter Lena Elizabeth with spouse Mike Tindall in June.
The Queen has had a busy Christmas season so far. On Wednesday, she hosted a Christmas lunch for the royal family at Buckingham Palace, and on Thursday, she left London for Sandringham House in Norfolk by train. On Sunday, she geared up for the vacation by attending St. Mary Magdalene’s church service on the Sandringham estate with family members.
Harry and Meghan will stay with her at Sandringham House on Christmas. William, Kate and their kids will stay at their nearby Anmer Hall home.
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