No Mention of Brexit in Queen’s Christmas Message

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(AFP) – Queen Elizabeth will pay tribute to inspirational unsung heroes in her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth on Sunday. The 90-year-old monarch will put the focus on “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”, according to the text of her annual message. The head of the Commonwealth will urge people to achieve “small things with great love” in the speech, which is an integral part of Christmas Day traditions in Britain, and for millions around the world. “I often draw strength from meeting ordinary people doing extraordinary things: volunteers, carers, community organisers and good neighbours; unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special,” she said, in the pre-recorded message. “They are an inspiration to those who know them, and their lives frequently embody a truth expressed by Mother Teresa. “She once said: ‘Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love’.” Recalling the Rio 2016 Olympics, Queen Elizabeth was to pay tribute to Britain’s 67 medallists who propelled the country to second in the medals table — the kingdom’s best performance in an away Games. “There was a time when British Olympic medal winners became household names because there were so few