Queen praises terror attack cities in Christmas message

Queen praises terror attack cities in Christmas message

The Queen has paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the terror attacks in London and Manchester in 2017.

She has also paid tribute to her husband Prince Philip in her Christmas message, and praised his "support and unique sense of humour".The Duke of Edinburgh has been at the Queen's side throughout her 65 years on the throne.He retired from regular royal duties over the summer, but has continued to make occasional appearances, most recently walking to the Christmas Eve church service on the royal family's Sandringham estate.The queen will also talk about the importance of home in her message, and the sense of community in London and Manchester after the capital's devastating Grenfell Tower fire and the militant attacks in both cities."We think of our homes as place of warmth, familiarity and love ... there is a timeless simplicity to the pull of home," she will say, according to excerpts from her speech released by Buckingham Palace."This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester, whose powerful identities shone through over the past 12 months in the face of appalling attacks." Published: by Radio NewsHub
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