In 1932, King George V delivered the first Christmas Day broadcast to the British folks, setting in movement a practice that’s lasted till the current day. Since 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has been the one to ship it yearly since — apart from 1969, when no broadcast was made. Enjoyable truth: the 2012 broadcast was in 3-D.
The Royal Household’s web site notes that the published finds the Queen talking about topics typically unrelated to the enterprise of presidency: “The Queen offers her personal views on occasions and developments that are of concern each to Her Majesty and her public, within the UK and wider afield within the Commonwealth.” And this 12 months, the published might be accessible through one other medium: Amazon Alexa.
After three PM (GMT), you’ll be capable of say “Alexa, play the Queen’s Christmas Day message” if you happen to’re curious and have a tool operating Alexa. This isn’t restricted to residents of the UK, or to the Commonwealth as a complete.
All in all, it’s an fascinating mixture of historic custom and technological sophistication. What’s going to the Queen must say? We’ll know n a number of extra days.
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