HM the Queen's First Televised Christmas Speech Thimble

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On 25 December 1957, Queen Elizabeth II made the first televised Royal Christmas broadcast from a study in the Long Library at Sandringham House, Norfolk. For the first time, cameras were present in her own home on Christmas Day, as the Queen gave her speech from the same desk used by her father, King George VI and his father King George V, for their broadcasts, adorned with pictures of her children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. On the 25th Anniversary of the first Christmas broadcast by a monarch, George V in 1932, Her Majesty continued with the theme of embracing change, while continuing to adhere to the best aspects of older ways and values.

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On 25 December 1957, Queen Elizabeth II made the first televised Royal Christmas broadcast from a study in the Long Library at Sandringham House, Norfolk. For the first time, cameras were present in her own home on Christmas Day, as the Queen gave her speech from the same desk used by her father, King George VI and his father King George V, for their broadcasts, adorned with pictures of her children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. On the 25th Anniversary of the first Christmas broadcast by a monarch, George V in 1932, Her Majesty continued with the theme of embracing change, while continuing to adhere to the best aspects of older ways and values.