The Queen’s grandmotherly Christmas message 86



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It is that time of the year again when our Monarch The Queen’s annual Christmas message is shared with the world and this year she has talked about how beautiful being a grandmother and great grandmother is at Christmas.

Some on Twitter have suggested that she even made a reference to Star Wars in her speech.  I’m more skeptical.  Apparently this is the line they are convinced draws the reference.

‘The Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, often read at Christmas carol services: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Queen Elizabeth spoke of being a grandmother at Christmas and we saw a glimpse of what might look to be a life like yours an mine at Christmas we can only hope where the children are such light at this time of year and they are encouraged to lead the way.

“One of the joys of a long life is watching children, then grandchildren then great grandchildren decorate the Christmas tree.  This year my family has a new member to join in the fun.”

Her message was one of great expectations for 2016 when she turns 90 years old.

“I have been warned I may sing happy birthday more than once.”

Do you watch the Queen’s Speech with curiosity every year?

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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.

  1. I am a republican but ‘one’ cannot but admire this lady. She does her job, avoids contraversy, represents her country with dignity and never ever comes across as anything other than a good person. Well done Betty, well done….

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  2. The beautiful Lady all the time, may she live longer for the coming generations to come. We love you our Beloved Queen.

  3. I’ve never once listened to Queens message

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    • Either have I .
      We are all born equal under the same Sun , Moon and Stars
      Some born with the bonus of a silver spoon.

      Generally nice Lady , however she and all the hangers on , are costing the people of the Commonwealth an absolute fortune$$$$ whilst many people in UK and other parts of the World are suffering, homeless and persecuted.

      Time for Australia to cut the ties to Old England and embrace the times and the region we live in.

    • Some people can be very self centred. The queen brings a sense of decency and kindness into the Commonwealth! A Republic would really kill Australia! It’s only wanted by people who think of no one but themselves. Our governance in Australia is so much fairer than what a Republic can offer! People under 50 or 40 yrs old have no idea about what is good with running a country. It is very much Me, Myself and I these days. Self only and not others. As Far as Princess Di is concerned everyone makes mistakes even you and the Queen. Loved Princess Di. Now Camilla??????? Maybe that’s my mistake as I don’t like her, but who am I …… Just a person who doesn’t know it all like many younger Australians think they do! Think about it! I loved the Queens message and thought it on of the best!

    • Why comment if you are just going to bitch, do not understandShe is what she is take it or leave it, i think she is a OK Lady.My she always reign over us god save the Queen.😜

    • Same here Charmaine, & have no intention of doing so, she has no relevance to the average Australia person.

    • Ian Vaudrey How on earth can you say I am not decent human being just because I don’t listen to the Queens message. I raised 4 kids just like her They are all exceptional adults just like hers. I do a secret santa every year in the last 3 yrs I have given to Oxfam (to buy a goat , a pig and some chickens to help people I will never meet who live in other countries) Last year I bought 6 presents to give to children in care so someone I don’t know can have a merry christmas. and this year it was to buy hay for struggling farmers Do you do these things, you don’t have to listen to the Queen to be a decent person

    • Maybe you should. You might learn something about decency and dignity. Are you proud that you have never vbothered?

    • Wether we are are a republic or not the Queen is the head of state and at almost 90 years of age deserves respect as a dedicated human being

    • Charmaine Lovell:
      Never explain yourself. The person who likes you doesn’t need an explation and the person who dislikes you won’t believe your explanation.

  4. Good for her! I have no objection to Australia becoming a Republic, but until they work out how to choose the “President” and stop creating “jobs for the boys” then I’ll stick with the Queen.

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