LONDON, United Kingdom
The Queen of England Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii has called on members of parliament to come to seek out common ground as they battle over the Brexit.
Her Majesty returned to the theme of her Christmas Day message in a speech to mark the centenary of the Sandringham Women’s Institute, of which she is president.
She said: “Reflecting on a century of change, it is clear that the qualities of the WI endure. The continued emphasis on patience, friendship, a strong community focus, and considering the needs of others, are as important today as they were when the group was founded all those years ago.”
She added: “Of course, every generation faces fresh challenges and opportunities. As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view; coming together to seek out the common ground; and never losing sight of the bigger picture.” adding: “To me, these approaches are timeless, and I commend them to everyone.”
According to the monach’s rule, the Queen is politically neutral in her role as head of state but her address Wednesday marks the second time in the space of the month she has spoken of the need for tolerance.
Additionally, In her Christmas message, she stated that: “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.”