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Brits say Christmas will 'never be the same' without Queen's speech after her death

Source' Mirror Online

By - Zahna Eklund

Date - 09-09-2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II will change many aspects of life in the UK - and Brits have now pointed out that one annual holiday will 'never be the same' again.

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After the sad passing of the Queen yesterday afternoon at Balmoral Castle at the age of 96, the country has begun a period of national mourning, and many Brits have been using the time to reflect on all the things Her Majesty had been involved in, which will now have to change as her son, Charles, becomes King.

From updating our money to changing postage stamps and the words to our national anthem, the passing of the Queen will impact many aspects of UK life. But as many Brits are pointing out, her death will even mean a huge change at Christmas time - as she will no longer deliver the annual Christmas message.

 

The Queen's Christmas Message was broadcast at 3pm every Christmas day and over Her Majesty's impressive 70-year reign, it had become a staple part of the day for millions of Brits.

And while the annual speeches will likely continue as the King's Christmas Message under the reign of King Charles, Twitter users have stated they "will never be the same" again.

One person wrote: "Just realised there'll be no Queen’s Christmas day broadcast ever again. It was such a tradition to gather around the TV to watch it."

As another said: "Christmas Day at 3pm will never be the same."

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And many of us can't wrap our heads around life without them ( Image: PA Archive/PA Images)
While a third added: "I'm sure Charles will do a Christmas Day speech. I'm sure he will try to make it similar in tone. I do not think it will be the same."

Others pointed out that the changes to British life that are on the horizon seem "unsettling", while there were more who said that due to the Queen's long reign, they've never experienced life with another monarch - making the changes unprecedented for millions.

Someone wrote: "Singing the new National Anthem feels wrong. Christmas Day won't ever be the same. All our currency and stamps will now change. Small things, but are any other Brits feeling not just how sad this is but how unsettling it is too?"

As someone else wrote: "Ever since I can remember, we all gathered around the TV on Christmas Day to watch the Queen's Speech. So many things will change now."


And all the talk of the Queen's Christmas Message also prompted others to share their memories of gathering around the TV with their families, as they said it was part of tradition in their household.

One said: "Christmas day in the '70s, '80s and '90s was held round my dear Aunty Mary's house. Christmas dinner revolved around the Queen's speech. It was served at 1pm so everything could be cleared away for 3pm and woe for anyone who dared to talk during the speech."

While another posted: "The King's Speech on Christmas Day. That's going to take some getting used to, isn't it? I used to roll my eyes when our nana always made us watch Her Majesty's speech as a child, but now I realise how precious that message really was."

 

 

 

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Whilst I have never been a big fan of Royalty, I'm just beginning now to realise some of the things I took for granted in terms of the Queen. The most noticeable will be the Queens speech, 3.00 pm every Christmas day. As one of the people in the above story mentioned, I can also recall being forced to watch it as a child, in silence, with my parents and grandparents.

Although I have a choice now we, as a family still watch it. (How odd) but its part of tour and millions of others, Christmas traditions, like Turkey and stuffing, Christmas day wouldnt be the same! :) 

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I've never heard Queen Elizabeth's Annual Christmas Message, but it sounds like an inspiring tradition. I have caught the new King speaking on TV in brief interviews these last few days, and I find him to be very comforting, and reassuring. I hope the King will continue the loved tradition of the 3 pm Christmas Day Message for those who want to hear it. He is a pleasantly articulate speaker, and seems to convey genuine heartfelt commitment to his new responsibility. 

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13 minutes ago, Santa Craig Maxwell said:

I've never heard Queen Elizabeth's Annual Christmas Message, but it sounds like an inspiring tradition. I have caught the new King speaking on TV in brief interviews these last few days, and I find him to be very comforting, and reassuring. I hope the King will continue the loved tradition of the 3 pm Christmas Day Message for those who want to hear it. He is a pleasantly articulate speaker, and seems to convey genuine heartfelt commitment to his new responsibility. 

I think he will be a good King, and lets face it, he has had a really long apprenticeship! 

He will be making the speech this Christmas afternoon, the tradition began in the 1930's I think, King George V started it

 

I never realised it was written by Rudyard Kipling!

was once the recipient of a Princes Trust Award in 1979, the trust continues to this day and afford lots of opportunities for young people. I hope his son continues to maintain it :) 

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I honestly cannot imagine the impact this will have on so many. She truly was regal in all she did! I never knew about these, but I can imagine it will have an impact like nothing else can. Being Santa over there and bringing the joy of Christmas is going to be a crucial piece of the puzzle this year in ways that cannot be truly spoken! Praying for all over there that have a difficult time ahead!

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Well its the Queens funeral today, televised live and I must say its quite an amazing event, 

Pageantry of the highest level

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2 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

Well its the Queens funeral today, televised live and I must say its quite an amazing event, 

Pageantry of the highest level

The amazing architecture is truly awe inspiring, and the wonderful sounds of the choirs, and bands are indescribable.  Wow! 

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12 minutes ago, Santa Craig Maxwell said:

The amazing architecture is truly awe inspiring, and the wonderful sounds of the choirs, and bands are indescribable.  Wow! 

Is it televised over there Craig?

Yes the music is fantastic, the fanfares,,,, wow

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2 hours ago, Rob Thompson said:

Is it televised over there Craig?

Yes the music is fantastic, the fanfares,,,, wow

Really Rob?!?!  Yesssssss, Santa Robert the Thompson, of Co. Durham, U.K.  it is almost the only thing on TV. ❤️

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3 hours ago, Santa Craig Maxwell said:

Really Rob?!?!  Yesssssss, Santa Robert the Thompson, of Co. Durham, U.K.  it is almost the only thing on TV. ❤️

We have had very little else on TV since she passed away.  Its now associate programmers, personal accounts an anecdotes which could not be shared when she was alive etc Some of it is really fascinating

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I have always admired the queen especially since my mother passed away on sept 19, 1979. she was a role model for Nobles Olige and just for being a good person to others. I think for a lot of folks she represented the mother/grandmother of their respective countries. She will be missed but there is still continuity with the succession, something that even here can not be guarenteed with elected oficials. The Queen is dead, Long live the King

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