Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Queen's English

It was a royal end of the year in this blog, not that it has been visited much, nor commented,
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She celebrated 65 years on the throne in February 2017 with her Sapphire Jubilee. No Diana nowhere on a picture or in a word, but in my mind and the minds of so many others, she represents true nobility. What do you think? 
If you don't like christmas carols either, fast forward to 0'48'' and listen at

The British Royal family and broadcasting…                                                                  Always at the forefront of technology.                                                                          3 landmarks : 1932 / 1957 / 2017

(HM means His or Her Majesty)

HM King George V — The first ever Royal Christmas Message (Written by Rudyard Kipling) - 1932

To read more about it :

The first televised Christmas Broadcast, 1957

« 25 years ago, my grandfather broadcast the first of these christmas messages. »
The Queen of England also talks about « the subtle corruption of the cynics ».
But the Empire no longer existed then. The Commonwealth replaces it.

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast 2017

Includes an extract from 1957 but doesn’t include reference to her Grandfather radio broadcast. She mentions the Commonwealth games, youth orchestra.