Queen’s speech pays tribute to Prince Philip on first Christmas since his death

  • The Queen will celebrate her first Christmas without Prince Philip with a special tribute.
  • She will dedicate an annual “particularly personal” Christmas message to her late husband.
  • The Queen will wear the same brooch she wore for a honeymoon photoshoot with Prince Philip in 1947.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is expected to deliver an unusually personal Christmas message this year, in honor of her late husband Prince Philip, by appearing with a treasured photo and wearing a special brooch.

Pictures released by Buckingham Palace ahead of its annual message to the British people show a framed photo of herself and the late Duke of Edinburgh looking fondly at each other on their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007, according to the BBC.

To record the message, the Queen wore a red waffle wool shift dress, made by her friend and designer Angela Kelly, the Telegraph reported.

The 95-year-old monarch also wore the same sapphire chrysanthemum brooch as pictured, which she also wore during her Broadlands honeymoon photoshoot in 1947.

It would have been given to him as a gift in 1946 and is part of his precious collection. She wore it on several occasions, on visits abroad and in portraits with her children when they were young.

The pin is placed to her right this time, unlike previous appearances where she was pinned to the left. While it wasn’t done for a specific reason, according to the Telegraph, fans of the Royal Family will likely wonder if this is a reference to the loss of her husband, as some widows move their wedding rings. to the right hand.

The Queen and her husband, who was the longest-serving British groom in history, were married for 73 years. A service of thanksgiving for the prince will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, in the spring of 2022.

Christmas 2021 marks the Queen’s first Christmas without Prince Philip since her death at the age of 99 on April 9.

His speech this year would be “particularly personal,” the Telegraph said, citing a source.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will stay with the Queen at Windsor Castle over the holiday season after canceling plans to visit her Sandringham estate for the holidays.

His Christmas message will air on December 25 at 3 p.m. UK time, as tradition dictates.

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