Queen names family and faith among 3 constant things in her encouraging Christmas speech
On December 24, The Royal Family account on Twitter released a preview of the Queen’s annual Christmas address. The full version will be broadcast on Christmas Day.
Her touching message was produced by Sky News from Buckingham Palace‘s White Drawing Room.
For her annual Christmas address, the Queen, 92, wore an ivory silk cocktail dress by Angela Kelly. The monarch also wears the Scarab brooch that her husband, Prince Philip, gave her in 1966.
The design by Andrew Grima features yellow gold, carved ruby, and diamonds. In her speech preview, she noted that “through the many changes I have seen over the years, faith, family and friendship have been not only a constant for me but a source of personal comfort and reassurance.”
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The monarch also touched on the importance and impact of kindness saying:
“Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.”
The Queen also addressed her hopes for the future by referring to Jesus’ teachings and stating:
“I believe his message of peace on earth and goodwill to all is never out of date. It can be heeded by everyone; it’s needed as much as ever.”
In the background, on a table, a black-and-white picture from 1948 showed the Queen when she was still a princess. Included in the image was her husband Prince Philip and Prince Charles when he was a baby.
The queen has delivered the address since 1952. Her annual speech is quite significant because it is her own words, and the only public address she ever makes that isn’t written or edited by the government.
The first Christmas Broadcast was delivered by Her Majesty’s grandfather George V in 1932.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 17, 2018
Since then it has evolved into an important part of the Christmas Day celebrations, for many in the UK & around the world.
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Speaking about the Queen, it’s been revealed that she has specific culinary likes and dislikes. Her Royal Pastry Chefs have shared that has quite the sweet tooth.
Merry Christmas and Happy Now Year to the Queen and everyone! Treating everyone with respect as human beings is a wonderful advice on this occasion. We need to do just that because a diverse society UK is, respect can lead to better understanding— AISD (@aisdtweet) December 24, 2018
It’s been shared that the monarch has a special kind of chocolate cake that she won’t travel without. However, during this time of year, she can’t get enough gingerbread.
Thank you for your leadership and faith to your country. ❤️🎄🇬🇧— OllieSue🇨🇦🌷 (@MojoQW) December 24, 2018
The Queen loves Christmas Ginger Bread Biscuits. The recipe for the biscuits can be found on the official Royal website.
“Through the many changes I have seen over the years - faith, family and friendship have been not only a constant for me but a source of personal comfort and reassurance.”— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 24, 2018
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It only makes ten cookies, but of course, the recipe can be doubled or tripled according to your needs. The ingredients are measured in terms of weight, not volume.