“I very much hope that this new medium will allow me to be more personal and more direct.”
50 years ago, this was Britain’s Queen Elizabeth making her first televised speech.
This Christmas Day, she COULD use the same speech again – to promote her latest hi-tech initiative – her new Royal channel on YouTube.
The 81-year-old monarch is now embracing vdieo sharing – a move applauded by Royal Commentator Dickie Arbiter.
“The Monarchy has been evolving for a thousand years, and the queen personally doesn’t change, but what she does is adapt, like she’s adapting to the 21st century with the creation of a royal channel on YouTube, and we seem to forget that the Christmas message is not a message just to the UK, but it is the Queen’s Christmas message to the Commonwealth,” he said.
Queen Elizabeth is already a bit of an old hand at new technology. Last Christmas her annual speech was released as a podcast.
Since her annus horribilis of ten years ago, the British Royal Family has seen a resurgence in popularity among its people, and the Queen is keen to reach out to her public in any way she can.
She says she sees the YouTube website as the ideal way to reach her grandchildren’s generation.