The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast 2020
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The monarchy is a very old institution, which in many ways has been replaced by democracy. But despite the modern form of government
the british monarchy is still standing strong. As such an institution, stability is one of the things that a monarchy can provide to a country. This ability is especially an important one when in the middle of an uncontrollable pandemic.
When the queen gave her Christmas speech, she had most of the world watching. She led the speech with “Every year we herald the coming of Christmas by turning on the lights.
And light does more than create a festive mood —light brings hope.” (p.1 ll.1-2), by which she reminded the people of the United Kingdom why the monarchy is there in the first place, to bring hope and stability to the people.
Every year we herald the coming of Christmas by turning on the lights. And light does more than create a festive mood —light brings hope.
For Christians, Jesus is ‘the light of the world’, but we can’t celebrate his birth today in quite the usual way. People of all faiths have been unable to gather as they would wish for their festivals, such as Passover, Easter, Eid, and Vaisakhi.
But we need life to go on. Last month, fireworks lit up the sky around Windsor, as Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, providing joyous moments of hope and unity — despite social distancing