The Queen focuses on ‘reconciliation’ in annual Christmas speech

The Queen addressed war and conflict in her annual televised message

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by Fiona Day |
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For many people, it’s one of the highlights of Christmas Day, and this year the Queen focused on a heart warming message of reconciliation as she addressed the people of Britain.

The 88-year-old spoke about the conflicts affecting people throughout the world as well as paying tribute to those helping to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

She referred to the centenary of the first world war, as well as the famous Christmas Day truce, which occurred 100 years ago today.

Channel 4 continued their yearly tradition of broadcasting an alternative Christmas speech, choosing Ebola survivor William Pooley.

The nurse contracted the often fatal virus (which still has no cure or vaccine) whilst treating patients in West Africa. Despite being hospitalised with the disease, he returned to the stricken region to continue his hard work in fighting the virus.

Watch the Queen’s 2014 Christmas speech below:

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