Her Majesty, the Queen as the head of state rarely expresses her views as she remains neutral on political matters.
However, the Queen gave a speech at Sandringham to mark 100-years of the Women’s Institute of which she is president.
The Queen said, “Reflecting on a century of change, it is clear that the qualities of the WI endure.
“The continued emphasis on patience, friendship, a strong community focus, and considering the needs of others, are as important today as they were when the group was founded all those years ago.
“Of course, every generation faces fresh challenges and opportunities.
“As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view, coming together to seek out the common ground, and never losing sight of the bigger picture.
“To me, these approaches are timeless, and I commend them to everyone.”
The Queen made her comments as Theresa May is to due to present her revised plan for Brexit to the House of Commons on 29 January.