Queen Elizabeth II used her Christmas message to reward London and Manchester for pulling collectively after extremist assaults this 12 months.
Remarks prerecorded by the monarch have been televised on Christmas Day in the UK and 51 different Commonwealth nations.
Excerpts launched by Buckingham Palace point out Elizabeth hails the “highly effective identities” of Manchester and London.
The queen, her husband Prince Philip and members of the family attended a church service Monday close to Elizabeth’s nation property in Sandringham.
The royal household had a non-public lunch scheduled afterward. That is the primary Christmas the household might be joined by Prince Harry’s fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle.
Elizabeth and Philip missed final 12 months’s service with the flu.