On the occasion of the queen's jubilee, we take a look at how her remarks over the years reflect her steadfast Christian faith.
For Elizabeth II’s subjects, since the beginning of her reign in 1952 the queen’s Christmas message has been a particularly solemn event. Like Catholics who follow the broadcast of the pope’s urbi et orbi blessing, millions of British people never miss this moment of television to listen with emotion to their queen and head of the Church of England.
In 2017, The Guardian’s Catherine Pepinster analyzed the queen’s “deliberate turn towards religion” in her Christmas speeches, which highlighted some key quotes we’d like to share below, along with a few others that reflect her faith and some reflections on their significance. They are particularly notable because they reflect the queen’s personal thoughts in a special way.