The Queen’s Christmas Message goes high-tech

Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas broadcast

epa03042946 Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II stands in the 1844 Room of Buckingham Palace in London, after recording her Christmas Day television broadcast to the Commonwealth in London, Britain, 25 December 2011. The traditional Christmas address was started by her father King George V, by radio on the BBC in 1932. The Queen made her first radio address from Sandringham House on Christmas Day 1952, and the annual message was first shown on TV in 1957. This year the monarch has emphasize the importance of family and the community in her traditional Christmas speech to the nation. Her husband Prince Philip was on 23 December 2011 rushed to hospital to unblock an artery in his heart. EPA/John Stillwell UK and Republic of Ireland Out, no commercial sales NO COMMERCIAL SALES