Twitter users react to Queen's most personal Christmas Speech yet

Twitter users react to Queen's most personal Christmas Speech yet

12/25/2021

‘I’m not crying, you are!’: Emotional Twitter users reach for their hankies after Queen’s most personal Christmas Speech yet

  • The Queen paid an emotional tribute to her late husband Prince Philip today
  • The monarch spoke fondly of Charles and Camilla, and also of William and Kate
  • There was no reference, on screen or by name, to Andrew, Harry and Meghan

Emotional Twitter users reached for their hankies after the Queen delivered her most personal Christmas Speech yet, paying tribute to her ‘beloved’ late husband Prince Philip.  

The monarch sat behind a desk adorned with a solitary photograph of the Queen and the duke in 2007 as she spoke to the nation from the White Drawing Room in Windsor Castle.

She spoke fondly of her eldest son Charles and his wife Camilla, and also of William and Kate, for their climate activism.  

But there was no reference – either on screen or by name during the nine-minute broadcast – to Andrew, Harry or Meghan.

And the absence of the trio did not go unnoticed on social media as tweets and memes came thick and fast following her speech. 

Others rushed to Twitter to praise her message and compare the loss of their own loved ones to the Queen.

The Queen delivered her most emotional Christmas message ever today, paying tribute to her ‘beloved’ late husband Prince Philip

She spoke fondly of her eldest son Charles and his wife Camilla, and also of William and Kate, for their climate activism

But there was no reference – either on screen or by name during the nine-minute broadcast – to Andrew, Harry or Meghan

And the absence of the trio did not go unnoticed on social media as tweets and memes came thick and fast following her speech

Others rushed to Twitter to praise her message and compare the loss of their own loved ones to the Queen

Wearing the sapphire brooch she donned on her honeymoon in 1947 and again for her diamond wedding anniversary, the 95-year-old head of state also reached out to families who have lost loved one this year and addressed the Covid crisis.

An intensely private woman, the Queen has touched upon her devastating loss on a handful of occasions since Philip’s death. 

She has also given permission for Buckingham Palace to release a small number of treasured images of the prince. 

But today’s message – broadcast at 3pm on both BBC1 and ITV – was by far her most intimate yet.

‘Although it’s a time of great happiness and good cheer for many, Christmas can be hard for those who have lost loved ones,’ the Queen said. ‘This year, especially, I understand why.’

The monarch, with a sapphire chrysanthemum brooch pinned to her Christmas red Angela Kelly dress, said of Philip: ‘His sense of service, intellectual curiosity and capacity to squeeze fun out of any situation were all irrepressible.

An intensely private woman, the Queen has touched upon her devastating loss on a handful of occasions since Philip’s death


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