Queen Elizabeth II is set to address the United Kingdom in a recap of 2019 during her annual Christmas broadcast, and the 93-year-old monarch will acknowledge that the past year was “quite bumpy” during her speech.

According to CNN,  the queen will acknowledge that the year hasn’t been perfect, likely referencing the shortcomings both within the royal family and British politics. However, she will also speak about her hope to see some changes take place in the world in the upcoming year.

"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," she says.

The royal monarch will also address the 75th anniversary of D-Day, also known as the Normandy landings that helped claim victory for the country and their allies during World War II. 

"For the 75th anniversary of that decisive battle, in a true spirit of reconciliation, those who had formerly been sworn enemies came together in friendly commemorations either side of the channel, putting past differences behind them," she says. "By being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together, we honor the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost."

Queen Elizabeth II pre-recorded her speech at Windsor Castle just before the holidays inside the Green Drawing Room. Adorned with Christmas decorations, we spot several framed photographs on her desk. Among the photos seen are photographs of her husband, Prince Philip and her father, King George VI, as well as her son Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. A photo of her grandson, Prince William, his wife, Kate Middleton and their three children is also seen. 

However, eagle-eyed watchers noticed that a photo of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan, was absent, which seemed surprising considering they welcomed their first child, Archie, earlier this year. It's unclear why the photo was missing, though the couple has been the focus of several negative stories over the year. 

Also missing from the photos is Prince Andrew, who is facing ridicule for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein and failed interview defending their friendship, which later led to his stepping away from royal duties. 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II after she recorded her annual Christmas Day message, in Windsor Castle, west of London Britain's Queen Elizabeth II after she recorded her annual Christmas Day message, in Windsor Castle, west of London Photo: POOL / Steve Parsons