And as tensions increase between the international community and North Korea, her majesty’s speech writers are said to be dusting it off to make sure it’s ready.
North Korea stoked condemnation yesterday after it fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific and Kim Jong-un’s continued provocation is causing fears that World War 3 is imminent.
According to the BBC, the Queen’s speech begins: “The horrors of war could not have seemed more remote as my family and I shared our Christmas joy with the growing family of the Commonwealth.
“Now, this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds.
“I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father’s [George VI’s] inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939 [at the start of the World War II].
“Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me.
“But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all, the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.”
The Queen adds: “My husband and I share with families up and down the land the fear we feel for sons and daughters, husbands and brothers who have left our side to serve their country.”
The speech also mentions her son, Prince Andrew’s stint in the Navy.
She continues: “My beloved son Andrew is at this moment in action with his unit and we pray continually for his safety and for the safety of all servicemen and women at home and overseas.
“It is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defence against the unknown.
“If families remain united and resolute, giving shelter to those living alone and unprotected, our country’s will to survive cannot be broken.”
The speech ends with the words: ”As we strive together to fight off the new evil, let us pray for our country and men of goodwill wherever they may be. God Bless you all.”