Press Esc to close
Friday 26 August 2016
News updated at 5:22 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Elizabeth II to deliver Christmas message in 3D

London, Dec 9, 2012 (PTI):

Queen Elizabeth II will become the first UK royal to be broadcast in 3D when she delivers her Christmas message.

Viewers will need special glasses to watch the monarch in all her technological glory unless they have a new 3D television set, the 'Daily Mail' reported.

The 3D debut by a royal follows The Queen's on screen performance alongside Daniel Craig in a James Bond sequence specially recorded for the opening of the London Olympics.

The Christmas message has been filmed by BSkyB and will be made available to BBC and ITV. The recording took place at Buckingham Palace on Friday but the speech is not expected to mention The Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy, which was announced last week. The 86-year-old monarch instead speaks about the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic Games.

Prince William declined the opportunity to become the first Royal broadcast in 3D at his wedding to Kate Middleton last year.

The Queen gave her first Christmas message in 1952 and her first live television broadcast on Christmas Day 1957. The tradition began with her grandfather George V in 1932, when he delivered a radio broadcast written by Rudyard Kipling.

A royal channel was set up on YouTube in 2007 and The Queen has had her own Twitter account since 2009.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Renowned artist Partha Das hands over a potrait of Mother Teresa to Sister Lysa...

Renowned artist Partha Das hands over a potrait of Mother Teresa to Sister Lysa...

Sarbananda Sonowal feeding baby elephants rescued during the recent floods at Wildlife...

Sarbananda Sonowal feeding baby elephants rescued during the recent floods at Wildlife...

Members of AISA and JNUSU shout slogans during their protest in connection of JNU rape case...

Members of AISA and JNUSU shout slogans during their protest in connection of JNU rape case...

Devotees form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth...

Devotees form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth...

A devotee performs prayers at a Lord Shiva temple submerged in flood water of Ganga River...

A devotee performs prayers at a Lord Shiva temple submerged in flood water of Ganga River...

An aerial view of a flooded area in Allahabad on Thursday...

An aerial view of a flooded area in Allahabad on Thursday...

A view of lighting at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festiva...

A view of lighting at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festiva...

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha for a program...

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha for a program...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha at a press conference to promote her upcoming film in Jaipur...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha at a press conference to promote her upcoming film in Jaipur...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523