Queen hails terror-hit UK cities in Christmas Day message
Queen Elizabeth reflected on the “appalling” terrorist attacks in London and Manchester this year in her traditional Christmas Day message televised to the Commonwealth. The 91-year-old monarch, whose pre-recorded message, paid tribute to the “powerful identities” of the two cities which suffered the loss of 35 lives in attacks claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group. “This Christmas, I think of London and Manchester, whose powerful identities shone through over the past 12 months in the face of appalling attacks,” she said in her message recorded in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace in London. Five people, four pedestrians and…
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