Queen’s Christmas speech is the only time monarch gets help with one important task


The Queen records her Christmas message a few weeks in advance of the big day and it’s the only time she ever gets help with one thing to make her look her best

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For many, Christmas Day means opening presents, tucking into Turkey and tuning in to watch the Queen’s annual message.

Millions across the UK and indeed the globe will be tuning in to hear what Her Majesty has to say.

So it’s only natural that the monarch wants to look her best before being beamed around the world.

And it seems the day she records the speech, it’s the only day of the year when she gets help with one particular part of getting ready.

According to royal dresser Angela Kelly, the day of the speech being recorded is one of the rare times that the Queen has someone do her make-up for her. The woman given that task is TV make-up artist Marilyn Widdess.

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In her new book ‘The Other Side of the Coin: the Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe,’ Angela writes: “You might be surprised to know that this is the only occasion throughout the year when Her Majesty does not do her own make-up.”

In today’s speech, which is being shown on TV at the traditional time of 3pm, the Queen gives a subtle and sweet nod to Prince Philip with her jewellery this year.

A photo from the Queen’s Christmas message for 2021, which will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 3pm
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The Queen and Philip on their 70th wedding anniversary
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A photo released ahead of her broadcast shows the monarch sitting behind a desk in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle giving her yearly address.

For the message, Her Majesty wears an embossed wool shift dress in Christmas red, by British designer Angela Kelly.

But proudly pinned to her dress is the sapphire chrysanthemum brooch, which she has worn on many happy occasions with the late Philip.

The Queen wears the brooch on honeymoon with Philip in 1947
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The couple spent their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire
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One of them was in 1947, when she and Philip took part in a photocall, while they were on their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire.

She also wore the piece for the couple’s Diamond Wedding celebrations in 2017 and the Queen was pictured wearing it in a photo with Philip last year to mark their 73rd wedding anniversary.

In that picture, the Queen and Philip can be seen looking at an anniversary card made by their great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The Queen is being joined at Windsor Castle for Christmas Day today by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

She shelved her customary trip to Sandringham as a “precautionary” measure amid rising coronavirus cases.

The difficult decision was made after “careful consideration” and reflected a ‘precautionary approach’ amid the rapid spread of Omicron across the UK.

The monarch usually spends the festive holiday with her family in Sandringham, Norfolk.

It is understood that Prince Edward and his wife Sophie and their children, Louise and James, will also join the Queen on Christmas Day.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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