Elizabeth II: First Christmas without Philip, this touching fashion detail spotted for her speech

This Christmas takes a special turn for Queen Elizabeth II. While the coronavirus pandemic deprives her of a part of her clan, she must also deal with the memory of her husband Prince Philip, who died last April. For her speech to the nation, the presence of the latter is everywhere around her.

As every year, faithful to the tradition that has become established, Elizabeth II must take the floor on television for a speech – recorded last week according to BBC – broadcast for Christmas this Friday, December 24. The monarch, now 95 years old, is experiencing this holiday for the first time without the man of her life, her late husband Prince Philip. But he is still in her heart, her mind and even … in her look.

Elizabeth II, who will exceptionally spend Christmas at Windsor rather than Sandrigham, has recorded her speech, which will undoubtedly be one of the most personal of her long reign; she ascended the throne of England in February 1952! Very elegant, in red dress and pearl necklace, the sovereign took place behind a desk in the White Drawing Room of her castle in Windsor, Berkshire. One can spot the presence of a photo of her with her husband Philip, taken in 2007 at Broadlands in Hampshire. This image was taken on the occasion of the couple’s diamond wedding anniversary, sixty years of marriage.


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From the union between Elizabeth II and Philip Mountbatten – initially Prince of Greece and Denmark – will be born four children: Charles (future heir to the throne currently caught in a controversy because of his foundation), Anne, Andrew (in trouble with the law because of its alleged links with the Epstein case) and Edward. They are responsible for ensuring the prosperity and the future of the British crown, which is often questioned by some of the inhabitants of England, despite the popularity of the Queen. Elizabeth can also count on her grandson Prince William to maintain the royal fervor unlike Harry who decided to move away from it …

For her speech, the Queen also opted for another touching wink as she chose to wear on her dress a brooch in the form of a chrysanthemum composed of an imposing sapphire. A brooch that we find on the photo of her wedding anniversary but she also wore in 1947 during her honeymoon adds the BBC.

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