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Queen Elizabeth's 3D speech
Dec 10, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Christmas speech will be broadcast in 3D.
The 86-year-old monarch will make history by becoming the first royal to be televised in 3D when her annual address to the nation airs on Christmas Day (25.12.12).
The speech was recorded at Buckingham Palace last Friday (07.12.12) using 3D technology, and viewers will require either special glasses or a 3D-enabled television set to watch the three-dimensional festive broadcast.
The queen - who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee this year - is expected to address Britain's year of triumph with the London 2012 Olympics and the Jubilee celebrations held earlier this year.
However, she is unlikely to mention the pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge, which was announced last week after she was admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness.
Prince William reportedly turned down the opportunity to have his and Duchess Catherine's wedding - which drew over 26 million viewers - broadcast in 3D last year.
The queen first gave her Christmas address via radio in 1952, and made her first televised speech in 1957.
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