It was a very personal message from Queen Elizabeth for Christmas, the first without Prince Philip, after 73 years of living together. He scored last week, before the Queen, 95, decided to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle. For the second year in a row, Elizabeth has waived a move to Sandringham, a precaution given the coronavirus trend in the UK, and has also canceled the traditional extended lunch before Christmas. At Windsor Castle, he will spend Christmas in the company of Prince Charles and Camilla. Princess Anna will not be there, after her husband, Sir Timothy Lawrence, has tested positive for Covid.
What did Queen Elizabeth say?
Queen Elizabeth’s words shocked her subjects, especially with regard to the paragraph in which she remembers her husband: “Although it is a time of great happiness and good humor for many, Christmas may be difficult for those who have lost loved ones. This year, above all else, I understand why”
The Queen fondly remembered the Prince, saying that his “sense of duty, intellectual curiosity, and ability to get out of any situation were unstoppable”. The Queen then stressed the impact of Covid on the Christmas holidays in the royal family. “Covid means once again that we can’t celebrate as we would have liked,” he said this year.
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