The monarch will focus on marking the 60th anniversary of her coronation and the royal birth of Prince George.
The Queen’s traditional message to the entire nation has the theme of reflection and will also include her thoughts over the role of the Commonwealth and looking ahead to the Commonwealth Games being staged in Glasgow in the coming year.
The royal Christmas message had been recorded earlier this month in the blue drawing room at Buckingham Palace, with the Queen sitting next to a large Christmas tree.
“With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.”
The Queen’s great-grandson Prince George was born on July 22. The five-months-old price is fourth in the line of succession, directly in line to inherit the throne after 87-year-old Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son Prince Charles, 65, and 31-year-old William, his eldest son.
The Queen will tell about the changes a new baby brings as she will say: “The arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future with renewed happiness and hope”.
The Christmas address is written by the Queen herself and usually has a strong religious framework, in keeping with her position as supreme governor of the Church of England.
The Queen’s Christmas speech marks one of the rare occasions when she does not take Government’s advice, instead she likes to voice her own opinions.
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