The Queen cites time for Christmas reconciliation 59



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An 88 year old Queen Elizabeth has drawn on the theme of reconciliation, and memories of it over the last generations in her Christmas speech this year, and shown how it has been used throughout the British Empire in 2014.  But it was her mention of “The Game of Thrones” that got the Twitterverse really talking.

She talks about the fateful Christmas night when the Christmas truce in 1914, 100 years ago, during the first world war, the British and German troops joined together in singing Silent Night on the battlefield, calling a silent reconciliation for the short period to celebrate and share together.

Do you enjoy the Queen’s Christmas message every year?  

Enjoy some of the Tweets reacting to her speech today…


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

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