Queen Elizabeth delivered an inclusive Christmas message as she thanked health-care workers and the kindness of strangers.
"People of all faiths have been unable to gather as they would wish for their festivals, such as Passover, Easter, Eid, and Vaisakhi," she said.
"But we need life to go on," the Queen added. "Last month, fireworks lit up the sky around Windsor as HIndus, Sikhs, and Jains celebrated the Diwali, the festival of lights, providing joyous momments of hope and unity despite social distancing."
She talked about the story of the Good Samaritan, who saved another man who did not share his religion or culture.
"This wonderful story of kindness is still relevant today," the Queen said. "Good samaritans have emerged across society, showing care and respect for all, regardless of gender, race, and background, reminding us that each one of us is special and equal in the eyes of God."
Meanwhile, the privately owned Channel 4 issued a fake message from the Queen that focused on things not in her official Christmas address.
They included her son Prince Andrew's dealings with disgraced and deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and the departure of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, from the U.K.
"There are few things more hurtful than someone telling you they prefer the company of Canadians," the fake Queen said. "But at least I still have my beloved Andrew close by. It seems unlikely he'll be heading to North America anytime soon."