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Queen's 3D message

Monday, December 24, 2012 - 00:49

Dec. 24 - Queen Elizabeth's traditional Christmas broadcast is filmed in 3D for the first time, and praises athletes in the London Olympic and Paralymic games. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth will use her traditional Christmas Day message, filmed in 3D for the first time, to pay tribute to the world's athletes for delivering a "splendid summer of sport" at the London Olympics. In her personal address to the nation, the monarch will pay tribute to the competitors' "skill, dedication, training and teamwork", a preview released by British media on Monday (December 24) has shown. "In pursuing their own sporting goals, they gave the rest of us the opportunity to share something of the excitement and drama," she said in the advance extracts. Film of the recording session shows Queen Elizabeth reviewing her speech wearing a pair of 3D glasses studded with Swarovski crystals in the form of the letter Q. The first Christmas broadcast was given by Queen Elizabeth's grandfather George V in 1932. It has become a Christmas Day tradition for many families to watch it together after lunch.

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Queen's 3D message

Monday, December 24, 2012 - 00:49