Elisabeth II: a first Christmas speech without Prince Philip

Elisabeth II: a first Christmas speech without Prince Philip

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Images of Queen Elizabeth II recording her Christmas speech are released by Buckingham Palace and promise a once-in-a-lifetime event.

As she gives her first Christmas speech as a widow, the monarch sits next to a photo of herself and her late husband, Prince Philip, according to images taken at Windsor Castle, England. Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99. This year will therefore mark the first Christmas that Queen Elizabeth II will spend without him since their marriage in 1947.

It should be noted that the Christmas televised message is a British tradition where the Queen evokes the meaning of time holiday season and takes a look at the challenges facing the country.

Kate Middleton in the festivities

In a message posted to Instagram on Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, thanked citizens for the support they have provided to their community. “We have been through dark times. We had so many challenges. We have lost loved ones. We have seen our front line workers under immense pressure. We have also been emotionally and socially distant and isolated from each other, ”the Duchess mentioned. The latter will make her first public piano performance during a Christmas carol show that will be broadcast on Friday evening.

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