Queen Elizabeth II delivered a Christmas Day speech to Britons about the importance of coming together and making sacrifices -- but she apparently didn't put much thought into the decor.
The monarch was blasted for making the speech calling for self-sacrifice while sitting in an enormous palace, with a golden piano featured prominently in the background. As Mediaite noted, the speech drew quite a bit of pushback from the internet and accusations that she is out of touch.
The report noted that the speech was delivered in the Buckingham Palace's White Drawing Room, which features the gold piano that had been purchased by Queen Victoria that has been an iconic fixture in the palace room. The rest of the room was decorated for Christmas, with a giant tree in the background adorned with golden ornaments and right white lights.
In the speech, surrounded by millions of dollars worth of decorations, Queen Elizabeth II spoke about the importance of making sacrifices.
"Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I'd like to think so," she said (via the Daily Mail). "Perhaps part of that wisdom is to recognize some of life's baffling paradoxes, such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil. Even the power of faith, which frequently inspires great generosity and self-sacrifice, can fall victim to tribalism."