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Royal Family News: Queen’s Christmas Day Speech Includes Touching Prince Philip Tribute

QueenBritish royal family news reveals that that the nation can look forward to Queen Elizabeth paying homage to her “rock” Prince Philip when her Christmas Day message is broadcast. The late Duke died at the age of 99 in April. Since then it has been a rocky road for Her Majesty, given the reemergence of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and her own health woes.

Buckingham Palace has issued a poignant photograph of the queen from the video address which will air prior to the Christmas day holiday. She can be seen seated at her desk for the speech which was recorded last week. It has been said that as she faces her first major holiday without her husband of 73 years, her speech is especially personal. The picture was taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, and a picture of her and Philip is on display.

Royal Family News – The Queen Will Deliver A Christmas Day Message

Buckingham Palace also issued the announcement that Her Majesty will have a service of thanksgiving dedicated to the life of Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The service will occur at Westminster Abbey in the spring. The date of the service of thanksgiving was not announced.

Inside sources said they expected runaway royals Harry and Meghan to be invited to the service. This yea , as last year, the couple who chose a life of “financial freedom” over royal duty will celebrate the holidays at their California home. Today they issued their Christmas card, long after the royal family issued theirs.

The card gave the first public look at their sweet daughter Lili who was born in June. Their son Archie was also seen, sitting on his father’s lap and Lili was held in the air by Meghan. Archie has inherited his dad’s red hair!

Royal Family News – The Queen Will Celebrate Christmas At Windsor

In the queen’s Christmas video she is dressed for the season, in a deep, rich red colored dress accentuated with a beautiful sapphire chrysanthemum brooch. Many years ago, before she became queen, Princess Elizabeth wore it for the first time on her honeymoon, and also for her diamond wedding celebrations.

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The speech will air on BBC1 and ITV in the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Last week the queen cancelled her annual Christmas Lunch with her family, and this week she canceled her annual Christmas celebration at Sandringham. Both decisions were based on government advice and constituted a precautionary approach based on rising coronavirus cases.

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