Sunday, December 23, 2007

Queen Elizabeth II to air Christmas message on YouTube

Queen Elizabeth II will use YouTube to send out her 50th televised annual Christmas message, a British Sunday newspaper reported.

Buckingham Palace plans on posting archive footage on the video sharing Web site, including her maiden Christmas Day television speech sent out to Britain and its former colonies in 1957, The Sunday Times reported.

The palace plans to post the first of the archive footage on the queen's royal YouTube "channel" on Sunday, the report said.

"The royal channel is a way of bringing the queen's Christmas message to more people of all ages across the world and keeping up with technological innovation as the queen has always done," the newspaper quoted a royal spokeswoman as saying.

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The Christmas Broadcast or 'Queen's Speech' for 2007 will appear on this channel at approximately 3pm GMT on Christmas Day.

The YouTube Royal Channel:

If you would like to read transcripts of past Christmas Broadcasts, visit

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