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The Queen leaves royal fans emotional with heartfelt New Year's Eve message

Her Majesty shared a message of hope

Jenni McKnight

The Queen marked New Year's Eve on Thursday with a touching message on social media that left royal fans feeling emotional.

Her Majesty posted a series of photos from the past year, including one of her and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary by reading a card from their great-grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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Another image showed the iconic Round Tower at Windsor Castle covered in blue light to thank the NHS staff for their dedicated work during the pandemic.

A third photo was of the Queen and a quote from her address to the nation displayed at Piccadilly Circus in April, and a fourth image showed the monarch knighting Sir Tom Moore at Windsor Castle in July.

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The Queen shared a series of photos from 2020

Captioning the photos, Her Majesty penned: "We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again” - Her Majesty The Queen.

"Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year."

Fans were quick to comment on the uplifting words, with one writing: "We love you your Majesty. You're a true inspiration." A second added: "Long live Her Majesty The Queen."

A third wrote: "Happy New Year. I look forward greatly to hopefully seeing you on the Buckingham Palace balcony come June - it will mean the worst of this pandemic is over. Your words Ma'am truly made a difference. Thank you."

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Her Majesty spread a message of hope

The Queen's message echoed her words from her annual broadcast to the UK and the Commonwealth on Christmas day.

In her speech, which was highly anticipated following a year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, the 94-year-old monarch reflected on the past year and spoke of her pride in the nation.

She said: "In the United Kingdom and around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year, and I am so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit. To our young people in particular I say thank you for the part you have played."

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