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The British monarchy recently released a video of Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas speech. The Telegraph posted the video on Facebook, calling it “one of her most overtly religious addresses to the nation in recent years,” and it has been viewed more than 2.7 million times.

In the video, the queen discusses the first Christmas and shares her thoughts about Jesus Christ.

“For Joseph and Mary, the circumstances of Jesus’ birth in a stable were far from ideal,” Queen Elizabeth said. “But worse was to come as the family was forced to flee the country. It is no surprise that such a human story still captures our imagination and continues to inspire all of us who are Christians, the world over. Despite being displaced and persecuted throughout his short life, Christ’s unchanging message was not one of revenge or violence but simply that we should love one another.”

Watch a video of the speech here.

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