Queen’s Christmas message!
The Queen will say she draws strength from “ordinary people doing extraordinary things” in her annual televised Christmas Day address.
Volunteers, carers, community workers and good neighbours are unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special, she will say.
She will also praise the achievements of the UK’s Olympians and Paralympians. The address was recorded before news broke that her granddaughter, Zara Tindall, had lost her baby.
The 10-minute message, filmed in Buckingham Palace’s regency room, will be broadcast at 15:00 GMT on BBC1, ITV, Sky News channel and BBC Radio 4.
For the occasion, the Queen wore a deep jade, silk cloque dress by Angela Kelly, as well as a pearl and diamond brooch previously worn by the late Queen Mother.