The Royal Family has now launched its own YouTube account (www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel) ; with it featuring the Queen’s Christmas Message at 3PM GMT on Christmas Day. The new channel will also feature recent and historical footage from the Royal Family. This marks the 50th anniversary of the first televised message in 1957.
Launched at midnight, it was titled “The Royal Channel – The Official Channel of the British Monarchy”, with a picture of the Queen’s guards and Buckingham Palace. Currently, as of writing, the site is now with no logo and is coloured in reddish-purple.
From her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, The Queen said “I very much hope that this new medium will make my Christmas message more personal and direct,”
“That it is possible for some of you to see me today is just another example of the speed at which things are changing all around us.”
Current footage includes the Queen Mother’s wedding, A day in the life of Prince Philip of Wales and footage from Buckingham Palace.