Buckingham Palace explains Prince Philip's absence from Christmas church service

Prince Charles with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Sandringham yesterday

Prince Charles with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Sandringham yesterday

Since the Royals have it all, they like to give each other some gag gifts instead of some traditional ones.

"Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding", the Queen said. Twitter user Huw joked "This year has seen the rue effects of austerity hitting families across the country, with homelessness and poverty rising at an alarming rate, I, myself, am down to my last gold piano".

In related news, Prince Philip also made headlines this week after it was reported that he and Her Majesty also struggled with their relationship just like any other couple.

"It's often forgotten that Kate is actually younger than Meghan and our odds ahead of the New Year show that it's a real possibility that she and Prince William will add to their tribe of three children".

Every Christmas Day in the U.K., Queen Elizabeth delivers a heartfelt Christmas message.

The 92-year-old monarch, who has been reigning as the Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth since 1952, said that 2018 was a "busy year for her family".

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, as well as Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, were spotted at the service.

Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, along with Eugenie's sister Princess Beatrice, also stepped out on Christmas Day, alongside the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. The queen typically frowns on extravagant gifts, and numerous presents are novelty items.

Queen Elizabeth acknowledged Meghan Markle's pregnancy in her annual Christmas broadcast this year.

The Queen's speech was recorded in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace where a grand golden piano sits in the background as well as a stunning fireplace and a Christmas tree larger than most family households ever have.

The queen recapped the highlights of her year, including the many royal family celebrations.

The Queen gets quite nervous about her messages and works hard on them with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Berthelsen said.

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