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Queen Elizabeth Pays Heartbreaking Tribute to Philip in Emotional Christmas Speech

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The Queen’s annual Christmas speech was a touch on the emotional side this year – with many viewers reaching for the tissues as Queen Elizabeth II addressed the United Kingdom and the world awhole.

Keep scrolling to see what she had to say.

The Queen’s Christmas speech is legendary.

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Ever since 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has addressed the United Kingdom on Christmas Day to discuss the year, its ups and downs, and to wish everybody a happy holidays.

But this year has been a little different.

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It’s been a dark year for a plethora of reasons. For the world, with the covid pandemic. And for the Queen herself, with the tragic death of her husband Prince Philip back in April.

The Queen paid an emotional tribute to Philip in her Christmas speech.

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Seated at a desk with a photograph of herself and the Duke taken back in 2007, the Queen said:

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

Speaking directly of Philip, the Queen said:

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“His sense of service, intellectual curiosity and capacity to squeeze fun out of any situation were all irrepressible.

“That mischievous, enquiring twinkle was as bright at the end as when I first set eyes on him. But life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings; and as much as I and my family miss him, I know he would want us to enjoy Christmas.”

People found the speech incredibly moving.

Watch the speech in full below.

It’s a real tearjerker.