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The Queen Will Pay 'Particularly Personal' Tribute To Prince Philip In Christmas Day Message

The Queen Will Pay 'Particularly Personal' Tribute To Prince Philip In Christmas Day Message

It's the first Christmas the British monarch will spend without her late husband.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Queen Elizabeth II will reportedly pay a special tribute to her late husband Prince Philip during her Christmas Day message.

The British monarch always delivers a speech on December 25 that reflects on the year that has been and allows her to offer some kind words about the future.

This Christmas will be the first in their 73 year marriage where the Queen won't have the Duke of Edinburgh alive.

Prince Philip died in April at the age of 99.

The Queen never releases the details of her speech before Christmas Day, however a source told The Telegraph that it's expected to contain a 'particularly personal' message about her late husband.

Buckingham Palace has released a still image from The Queen's upcoming Christmas Day message.

Buckingham Palace has released an image of Queen Elizabeth II sitting behind a desk in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after she recorded her message last week.

On the table rests a photograph of her and Prince Philip taken in 2007 at Broadlands where they celebrated part of their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

It was a recreation of a photo that was originally shot in 1947 when they had their honeymoon.

Sky News also reports that it was once the home of Philip's uncle Lord Mountbatten.

In the photo released for the 2021 Christmas Day message, Queen Elizabeth II is wearing the same sapphire chrysanthemum brooch that she wore in both photographs.

The Queen hasn't been out in public since October and had to pull out of a remembrance service to commemorate Britain's war dead last month after she sprained her back.

She will be joined by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on Christmas Day and they won't be travelling to Sandringham, which has been a December 25 tradition for the monarch for years.

In addition to her losing Prince Philip in 2021, the Queen has seen a lot happen in the past year.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their bombshell interview with Oprah, Prince Andrew had to deny allegations that he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was a teenager, and there were four new great-grandchildren born into to the family.

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