“A combination of health issues and coronavirus restrictions has kept Queen Elizabeth II from public engagements since October, but the 95-year-old monarch made a brief appearance in British homes on Saturday afternoon, speaking about her own grief in a particularly personal Christmas Day message.
“The annual address was recorded in advance last week in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, where the queen is staying through Christmas.
“Because of a spike in coronavirus infections, Elizabeth didn’t host family members at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, for the second year. Confirmed cases hit record highs in Britain this past week.
“In her speech, Elizabeth paid tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip, who died in April at age 99.”
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