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Queen Elizabeth Shares First Message of 2021 For Special Anniversary

Queen Elizabeth Shares First Message of 2021 For Special Anniversary

94-year-old Queen Elizabeth II has an incredible way with words and showed it in her first message of 2021. Time and time again she has proven to be a strong role model for women everywhere. Hear her message here!

The BBC's Woman's Hour shared the first message of 2021 from her majesty herself. For a special anniversary, Queen Elizabeth put in her two cents. 

Queen Elizabeth's first message of 2021

This year marks the 75th year the BBC Woman's Hour has been running since it was first broadcast in 1946. Dame Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey had been hosting the series for years until the BBC Radio 5 Live's Emma Barnett succeeded them in the new year. 

So Emma, the newest host of the show, read the letter the Queen wrote to them to have read on air. The message read, "As you celebrate your 75th year, it is with great pleasure that I send my best wishes to the listeners and all those associated with Woman's Hour. During this time, you have witnessed and played a significant part in the evolving role of women across society, both here and around the world."

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Her Majesty's eloquent letter continued, "In this notable anniversary year, I wish you continued success in your important work as a friend, guide, and advocate to women everywhere."

She even lovingly signed off the letter as "Elizabeth R."!

Emma has previously worked with the Royal family when this past summer Camilla Parker-Bowles guest-edited the Emma Barnett Show. The Duchess of Cornwall spoke about life in lockdown and her efforts in charity. 

See Queen Elizabeth's letter read in full here!