Queen's Christmas message

Inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Queen's Christmas message
Queen’s Christmas message

Her Majesty the Queen’s Christmas message to the people of the Commonwealth said “Acts of goodness” can inspire even though the world’s problems can seem too big to change.

In her annual Christmas Day address she said she drew strength from “ordinary people doing extraordinary things and Thousands of “small acts of goodness” can make a difference, even though the world’s problems often seem too big to change.

She paid tribute to the UK’s Olympians and Paralympians, she spoke of her admiration for “unsung heroes”.

Her Majesty said she has been also inspired by the dedication of doctors, paramedics and crew at the East Anglian Air Ambulance, where the Duke of Cambridge works as a helicopter pilot.

She was inspired by the dedication of volunteers, carers, community workers and good neighbours.

Earlier she could not attend the church at Sandringham, her Norfolk estate on Christmas Day with Buckingham Palace saying she was still suffering from a heavy cold. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and other royals did attend church at Sandringham and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went to church in Berkshire, where they are spending Christmas with the Middleton family.