The Queen today delivered a message of comfort to everyone who ‘just wants a hug’ this Christmas, telling them, ‘You are not alone, and let me assure you of my thoughts and prayers’. The monarch, 94, spoke of the coming of ‘light and hope’ embodied in the birth of Christ as she gave her annual Christmas message at a time when many of her subjects remain apart from their families due to the pandemic. And in a tribute to the NHS, the speech showed footage of workers taking part in the Clap for our Carers, which happened each Thursday during the first lockdown, while the chart-topping NHS choir performed at the end. The 3pm address comes at the end of a torrid year for Her Majesty, who alongside Covid and rancour over Brexit has witnessed the splintering of her own family, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s move to the US. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped down as working royals in March, were not featured in the photo and video montages of major events from the royal year that illustrated the broadcast. Meanwhile, the only family photograph on display was one of her loyal husband, Prince Philip,… Read full this story
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