For more than 60 years, Queen Elizabeth has given her yearly Christmas speech to the public from the comfort of her home at Buckingham Palace. Since her first-ever address on December 25, 1957, followers of the royal family have looked forward to her annual broadcasts.
The royal tradition, more formally known as the King’s Christmas Message, first started in 1932. The royal family instituted the yearly speech in an effort to reflect on the year, including major events and personal milestones with the British monarchy.
Prior to TV broadcasts, the King’s Christmas Message was circulated around the Commonwealth nations via radio. In 1957, Her Majesty made history after accepting the BBC’s request to …
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