“Every year, we continue to celebrate Christmas by lighting the lights, but the lights do more than create a festive atmosphere. The light brings hope. Jesus said to Christians the light.” Elizabeth At the beginning of her speech. “But we cannot celebrate his birthday in the same way this year. People of all faiths cannot come together as they like.”
But we also need life to continue, the Queen said. “It is remarkable that in a year when people separated from each other, we met in so many ways. My family and I were inspired by all the stories from across the Commonwealth of people who volunteered and helped those who were struggling. In the UK – and around the world – people put in a lot of effort. I am proud of this strength and it has affected me. “
Elizabeth listed some examples that influenced her, such as the digital celebration of Nursing Day. We are very indebted to frontline workers. We are still inspired by the kindness of strangers, and we derive our strength from the fact that even on the darkest evenings there is hope before dawn. “
The Queen also admitted that Christmas is difficult this year. “This time it will also be sad for many. Some feel sad about losing a loved one, others miss friends and relatives who are at a distance for the sake of safety. While all they want for Christmas is a simple hug or pressure. If you belong to them: You are not alone. Let me assure you: You are in my thoughts and prayers. “
Finally, the Queen wished everyone a Merry Christmas. After that, a chorus of welfare workers sang Christmas carols while filming private encounters the royal family had witnessed in the last year despite everything.
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