Queen Elizabeth Thanks Medical Staff in Christmas Address

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"You are not alone", that was part of the message by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual festive message as millions of citizens mourn the loss of loved ones and the country continues its fight against COVID-19.

It's thought that this year the main theme will likely be the coronavirus and its impact on the UK.

"On the BBC, I haven't always been able speak plainly and from the heart", said the deepfake queen, voiced by actor Debra Stephenson.

The queen, who has spent much of the year isolating at Windsor Castle with her 99-year-old husband, Prince Philip, delivered a message of hope in her Christmas address, praising the "indomitable spirit" of those who have risen "magnificently" to the challenges of the pandemic.

The monarch broke royal tradtion to do so, while honouring the people closest to her heart, wherein Prince Philip topped the list.

She said that, as during the Second World War, the country must take comfort in the fact that once again, "better days will return".

Already one of the world's hardest-hit countries by the pandemic, the U.K is now battling a new strain of the coronavirus.

Video: Watch Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message.

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It was started by King George V, and now all these years later has become a Christmas staple for many royalists.

In the almost minute-long clip, the fake version of Queen Elizabeth II is seen sitting at her desk in front of a Christmas tree.

During her pre-recorded address to the nation, the Queen acknowledged that many families would be missing some members on the Christmas family dinner tables.

Usually, all the Windsors gather at her home on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, the walk to a nearby church for a Christmas Day service is a staple of the royal calendar.

This year, the monarch's speech was televised in the United Kingdom, broadcast on the royal family's official social media accounts, and for the first time, available via Amazon Echo.

The video supposedly shows the fake version of the Queen discussing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from their official duties in the royal family, as well as Prince Andrew, the Duke of York's relationship with the disgraced financier and alleged sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

"Deepfake technology is the frightening new frontier in the battle between misinformation and truth", Channel 4 Director of Programmes Ian Katz said in a statement.

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