The Queen says she is "deeply touched" by the "selflessness" of medical staff fighting the Ebola outbreak in her annual Christmas speech.
And the Queen spoke with personal conviction about her faith and how Christ's example taught her to "respect and value all people of whatever faith or none".
ITV News Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports.
Her Majesty also used her Christmas Day broadcast to highlight the importance of reconciliation between opposing sides in conflict.
The head of state also talked about the poignant moment when First World War forces put aside their differences and met in no-man's land during the Christmas truce of 1914.
She also paid tribute to the 888,246 who fell in the First World War, who each had a poppy dedicated to them on display at the Tower of London earlier this year.