Queen Elizabeth II delivered her annual Christmas Day speech

Queen Elizabeth wore an Angela Kelly rich purple dress with a Queen Mother diamond and mother of pearl shell brooch. The Duchess of Cambridge

Queen Elizabeth II delivered her annual Christmas Day speech traditionally broadcasted on TV. Queen Elizabeth's speech was pre-recorded in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. The speech was televised as usual at 3pm on Christmas Day. Footage shown during the Queen’s speech featured clips of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne.

Queen Elizabeth wore an Angela Kelly rich purple dress with a Queen Mother diamond and mother of pearl shell brooch. The Duchess of Cambridge

The emphasis in her 2020 speech was on the Good Samaritans who have shown their strength and courage during the pandemic. In her speech, The Queen stated that people from all religions have been unable to celebrate religious festivals "as they would wish" this year because of the ongoing global health crisis but stressed that "we need life to go on". She praised frontline workers, "supported by the amazing achievement of modern science", for their work throughout the year. "We owe them a debt of gratitude," she said.

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast 2020

During the speech, just one photo of Prince Philip was displayed on her desk. The single photo reflected the Queen and Philip’s time spent together in lockdown and their decision to have a quiet Christmas as a couple at Windsor. For the speech, The Queen wore an Angela Kelly rich purple dress with a Queen Mother diamond and mother of pearl shell brooch. The brooch, which features a shell motif in diamonds studded with a single round pearl, was designed by Lord Courtauld-Thompson and was made in 1919.

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  1. She is a remarkable woman. God Bless your Queen. Love the colour of her dress.

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  2. She got wiser and only displayed her husband photo on desk...so not to offend anyone.

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  3. Beautiful and inspirational.



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  4. I watched the video as I usually do each year.
    What can one say?
    I think I said it with a couple of tears running from my eyes.
    God save this incredible Queen.

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    1. @ Deadeggs
      I had the same reaction.
      She was not only speaking to the nation and the Commonwealth, but also to everyone's hearts.
      That's what I feel and what everyone can feel though her most touching words.
      Thank you ,Her Majesty.

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  5. Her Christmas speeches are always inspirational, and this year's was no exception. Like "deadeggs," I became teary eyed and I'm not even British. The Queen has a calming influence which makes one think everything will be all right. God Bless her. Her royal purple dress is pretty and the pearl necklace and pearl-studded diamond brooch contrast nicely. Happy Boxing Day everyone!

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  6. I hope I look as good as she does when I'm her age.
    Wow!

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  7. What can one add that has not already been said. She is a remarkable woman, brings the focus back to where it needs to be, and her strength is boundless.

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  8. Her Majesty's speech is full of warmth.

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  9. The royal purple is such a beautiful color. Her signature pearls and brooch are the right touch. An inspirational speech as a source of hope and comfort after such difficult year.
    Comparing the décor, the Queen and the King of the Belgians were simple and classic. All of the monarchs who had a picture on the table showed only their spouse probably in response to last year. Luxembourg the most spartan. The Spaniards the most clutter. MB

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  10. I thought she looked tired and her voice sounded scratchy at times. I wish she would retire but of course that will never happen.

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    1. When crowned as Queen, she took on the responsibility of protecting and being there through thick and thin for her people.
      And this she has done and will continue to do.
      God save the Queen.

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  11. The Queen is a remarkable woman. She ascended the throne 10 years before I was born, and since I was born in a British Colony that gained its independence the year after that, she has always been in the background of my life. I haven't agreed with many things she has done, or often with her point of view, but during the past 24 years or so, I've noticed a softening and mellowing in her that has aligned her closer to my way of thinking, and increased my admiration of her conduct and duty.
    This is the first Christmas address for me where she looks and sounds forlorn and tired, though her message is as on point as ever. Her hair style is also extra high and bouffant, but the regal purple is spot-on for a very admirable Queen and a strong determined woman of substance. May she enjoy many happy years to come.
    - Anon 9:13

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