In her annual Christmas Day message, the 93-year-old monarch will acknowledge the sometimes difficult year, though she never specifically mentions royal family scandals, Brexit or other difficult issues facing both her country and the world.
On Tuesday, Buckingham Palace released some of her Christmas broadcast speech, which she filmed in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
She will discuss "how small steps taken in faith and in hope can overcome long-held differences and deep-seated divisions to bring harmony and understanding."
The Queen will also make an important note about the state of affairs this year when speaking about Jesus and the importance of reconciliation, saying, "The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy, but small steps can make a world of difference."
The Instagram caption notes that George VI made his first broadcast in December 1937 and helped turn it into the annual Christmas Day tradition. The very first broadcast was delivered by the Queen’s grandfather, George V, in 1932.
"Each Broadcast carefully reflects current issues and concerns, and shares The Queen's reflections on what Christmas means to her and to many of her listeners," the caption concludes.