Buckingham Palace has decided to create a YouTube channel. The Queen's Christmas Day message will be available after 3PM GMT on YouTube, to the world. In addition, archival footage dating back to Queen Alexandra is also available, including Elizabeth II's first televised Christmas message, and her coronation.
In her 1957 Christmas message she expresses the hope that the new medium of television will allow her to be closer and more familiar to her people in an age when the monarchy had become more and more distant. And here we are 50 years later, airing that now familiar Christmas message not just on television but on the internet. Who says the Monarchy can't adapt?
We'll be watching it via YouTube, as I suspect that the cable station here in Cape Cod won't be carrying it.