Press Esc to close
Friday 22 August 2014
News updated at 8:56 PM IST
Weather
Max: 30.1°C
Min : 20.4°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering in Nagpur on Thursday...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering in Nagpur on Thursday...

A leopard walks towards a lagoon at Yala National Park...

A leopard walks towards a lagoon at Yala National Park...

Ashok Leyland's new truck “Boss” gets launched in Ahmedabad ...

Ashok Leyland's new truck “Boss” gets launched in Ahmedabad ...

Sonal Chauhan walks the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 ...

Sonal Chauhan walks the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 ...

National Ambulance Service vans during their launch in Allahabad ...

National Ambulance Service vans during their launch in Allahabad ...

Veteran actor Dharmendra at an event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Veteran actor Dharmendra at an event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Solar Panel Scam accused, Saritha Nair at the Court in Coimbatore on Thursday...

Solar Panel Scam accused, Saritha Nair at the Court in Coimbatore on Thursday...

A woman with her child at a relief camp after Naga miscreants killed Assamese villagers ...

A woman with her child at a relief camp after Naga miscreants killed Assamese villagers ...

Fire fighters try to control a fire that broke out at a plastic godown at Kaduvetti ...

Fire fighters try to control a fire that broke out at a plastic godown at Kaduvetti ...

Emran Hashmi with Humaima Malik during a promotional event of their new movie in Bengaluru ...

Emran Hashmi with Humaima Malik during a promotional event of their new movie in Bengaluru ...

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