On December 25, 2020, the Queen's Christmas speech was broadcasted for the world to see. Queen Elizabeth spoke of the trials and tribulations of 2020, but most of all she spoke of hope moving into the new year.
"Every year, we herald the coming of Christmas by turning on the lights. And light does more than creating a festive mood, light brings hope," she began. Continuing to say that people of all faiths have been unable to gather in the ways they are used to this year.
"Remarkably, a year that has necessarily kept people apart has in many ways brought us closer. Across the Commonwealth, my family and I have been inspired by stories of people volunteering in their communities helping those in need," said the Queen.
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“In the United Kingdom and around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year, and I am so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit,” the monarch praised.
She went on to celebrate the contributions of front-line workers and healthcare heroes.
Queen Elizabeth reflected on the "good samaritans" who have risen up and supported those in need in a pandemic-stricken year.
"For many, this time of year will be tinged with sadness — some mourning the loss of those dear to them, and others missing friends and family members, distanced for safety, when all they really want for Christmas is a simple hug or a squeeze of the hand," she put forth.
The queen ended on a message of hope. "Let the light of Christmas, the spirit of selflessness, love, and — above all — hope, guide us in the times ahead," she said.
She finished by wishing everyone a very happy Christmas in the spirit of hope.