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在英国,每年圣诞节,如果说有什么特色保留节目,那一定是听25日圣诞节当日下午3点女王的圣诞致辞。这是由女王亲自撰稿、英国政府不提供意见的情况下,公开发表个人看法的演讲。这种机会每年也就只有一次,也是英音控们一年等一回的王室腔听力材料~


每年的圣诞节,演讲的背景不变,一直就是白金汉宫。英国女王的整体穿衣风格不变,都是圆领得体的裙子配上项链和胸针,显得窈窕淑女,贵族范十足。最重要的是颜色都没有平时的鲜艳。据说是英国女王觉得:镜头里就只有一个人,舒服得体就好。



今年,92岁超长待机的女王奶奶,同样送上了这场充满仪式感的“保留节目”。


 

去年,英国女王圣诞致辞的主题是“家(home)”。今年致辞的主题则是“善意 (goodwill) ”。


英国女王呼吁人们对持不同观点的人给予更多的尊重。她说:“即使存在着最深刻的分歧,以尊重他人和作为人类同胞对待他人,是增进理解的第一步。” 


The Queen said: “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.”


致辞里,女王讲到了一战结束100周年、皇家空军RAF成立100周年这两个对英国人意义非凡的纪念日。



另外,女王也回顾了2018年英国王室发生的大事儿。比如,哈里王子和梅根全球瞩目的盛大婚礼,以及另一位孙辈尤金妮公主的婚礼。

 

女王还讲到了自己作为曾奶奶迎来新的曾孙、以及明年王室还会迎来新成员的喜悦,还有查尔斯在今年庆祝了70岁生日的感叹……


 

每年女王圣诞致辞时背景里的照片,也是大家关注的一大看点~

 


今年,女王身边的桌上中间摆放了一张查尔斯一家的“全家福”合影:



靠近女王的一边是一张1949年拍摄的黑白家庭照,照片中的女王(伊丽莎白二世)与菲利普亲王,抱着当时仅6个月大的查尔斯王储。

 


另一边的黑白照则是女王的爸爸乔治六世从军期间的照片。



以下是英国女王最美圣诞祝福

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(以下是原文)


For many, the service of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Cambridge is when Christmas begins, listened by millions of people around the world, it starts with a chorister singing the first verse of once in royal David City.


The priest who introduced this service to King's College Chapel, exactly 100 years ago was Eric Milner White, he had  served as a military chaplain in the First World War, just six weeks after the Armistice, he wanted a new kind of service which with its message of peace and goodwill spoke to the needs of the times.


2018 has been a year of centenares, the Royal Air Force celebrated its hundredth anniversary with a memorable fly past, demonstrating a thrilling unity of purpose and execution.


We owe them and all our armed services, our deepest gratitude. my father served in the Royal Navy during the First World War, he was a midshipman in HMS Collingwood at the Battle of Jutland in 1916, the British fleet lost 14 ships and 6,000 men in that engagement.


My father wrote in a letter how and why we were not hit beats me, like others,  he lost friends in the war but Christmas we become keenly aware of loved ones who have died, whatever the circumstances is, but of course we would not grieve if we did not love.


Closer to home, it has been a busy year for my family. With two weddings and two babies and another child expected soon, it helps to keep a grandmother well occupied, we have had other celebrations too. including the 70th birthday of the Prince of Wales.


Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom, I'd like to think so, perhaps part of that wisdom is to recognize some of life's baffling paradoxes, such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil, even the power of faith which frequently inspires great generosity and self-sacrifice can fall victim to tribalism, but through the many changes I have seen over the years, faith family and friendship have been not only a constant for me, but a source of personal comfort and reassurance.


In April the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London, my father welcomed just eight countries to the first such meetings in 1948, now the Commonwealth includes 53 countries with 2.4 billion people a third of the world's population.


Its strength lies in the bonds of affection it promotes and a common desire to live in a better more peaceful world, 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.


Indeed the Commonwealth Games held this year on Australia's Gold Coast, are known University as the friendly games, because of their emphasis on goodwill and mutual respect.


The Christmas story retains its appeal since it doesn't provide theoretical explanations for the puzzles of life. instead it's about the birth of a child, and the hope that birth 2,000 years ago brought to the world.


Only a few people acknowledged Jesus, when he was born now billions follow him. I believe his message of peace on earth, and goodwill to all is never out of date, it can be heeded by everyone it's needed as much as ever. A very happy Christmas to all.


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2018年12月28日

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在英国,每年圣诞节,如果说有什么特色保留节目,那一定是听25日圣诞节当日下午3点女王的圣诞致辞。这是由女王亲自撰稿、英国政府不提供意见的情况下,公开发表个人看法的演讲。这种机会每年也就只有一次,也是英音控们一年等一回的王室腔听力材料~

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