As every year, Queen Elizabeth II addressed the British people on the occasion of the Christmas holidays. Her greetings were broadcast at 4 pm on Saturday, December 25. The British sovereign has, as expected, delivered a moving speech referring to her late husband, Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 last April.
It was the first Christmas of the Queen of England without her husband, Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 last April. This loss was a very painful event for Elizabeth II, who is still very marked by his death. The British sovereign still speaks often of him. And it was still the case this Saturday, December 25, during his traditional Christmas speech.
Every year, the Queen addresses the British people to present her wishes. The recording always takes place in the same place: in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. And as expected - especially thanks to the photo published before the broadcast of the speech - Elizabeth II offered a message referring to Prince Philip. While it is for many people a time of great happiness and joy, Christmas can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones. This year, I especially understand why. Since the passing of my late Philip I have taken great comfort in the expressions of affection shown to me, she began.
Speech loaded with emotion but the queen did not let herself be won by sadness. She tried to see the positive side. Her sense of entitlement, her intellectual curiosity and her ability to find reasons to rejoice in all situations were irrepressible. Her mischievous look was there for the rest of her life. But life, of course, comes to an end one day and although I miss him and my family, I know he would want us to enjoy Christmas, added the queen, sitting next to a large glittering tree, insisting on the joy of the holiday despite the familiar laughter that we miss.