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Christmas without the Queen will never be the same

9 September 2022

1:02 PM

9 September 2022

1:02 PM

For most of my life, I’ve tuned in to the Queen’s Christmas message.

Her observations on the year gone would encompass empathy for those suffering, insights into world events, warm family updates, and a reflection on her personal faith in Christ.

Unencumbered by the usual formalities of her official role, this was the Queen unplugged.

She would convey wisdom and exude hope for the year to come.

As the world pours out collective sorrow today on the passing of someone whose character is universally admired, it is worth considering the wellspring of her virtue.

She epitomised the best of British – stoicism in the face...

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