The Queen’s Christmas Message

Queen Elizabeth II has delivered her annual Christmas Message to the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth II

  • Listen to the Queen’s 2011 Christmas Message (7m)

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The Queen’s Christmas Message 2010

Queen Elizabeth II has delivered her annual Christmas message to the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth II Delivers Her 2010 Christmas Message

Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen’s broadcast focussed on the importance of sport in building communities and creating harmony.

The Queen said: “In the parks of towns and cities, and on village greens up and down the country, countless thousands of people every week give up their time to participate in sport and exercise of all sorts, or simply encourage others to do so.

These kinds of activity are common throughout the world and play a part in providing a different perspective on life.”

This year’s message was recorded at Hampton Court Palace. Normally, the messages are recorded at Buckingham Palace.

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King James Bible

The King James Bible referred to by the Queen in her Christmas message

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Christmas Message to Labor Supporters

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Queen Elizabeth II’s 2006 Christmas Broadcast

The Queen has delivered her annual Christmas message to the Commonwealth.

  • Listen to the Queen’s broadcast.

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This is the text of the Queen’s Christmas Broadcast.

I have lived long enough to know that things never remain quite the same for very long. One of the things that has not changed all that much for me is the celebration of Christmas. It remains a time when I try to put aside the anxieties of the moment and remember that Christ was born to bring peace and tolerance to a troubled world. [Read more…]