Christmas speeches from various European monarchs during the Festive Season.

We have provided English translations wherever possible.


Christmas and New Year’s address by His Majesty, Philippe, King of the Belgians, from Brussels.

Transcript of the Speech in French and Dutch.


HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH The Prince Consort and their extended family assembled by the Christmas tree in The Great Hall at Fredensborg Palace on Christmas Day.

HM Queen Margrethe II and HRH The Prince Consort and their family assembled by the Christmas tree in The Great Hall at Fredensborg Palace on Christmas Day. DKH Kronsprinsparret, Prins Christian, Prinsesse Isabella, Prins Vincent, Prinsesse Josephine, DKH Prins Joachim og Prinseese Marie, PrinsHenrik, Prinsesse Athena, Prins Nikolai, Prins Felix, HM DronningAnne-Marie, HM Kong Konstantin, DKH Kronprins PAvlos og kronprinsesse PAclos, HM Dronningen, HKH Prinsgemalen, HKH Prinsesse Annemarie mfl., Kuppelsalen, Fredensborg - jul 2014.
Photo: Steen Brogaard/Danish Royal Court

In the back row from the left side: HRH Crown Prince Pavlos, HRH Princess Theodora, Don Carlos Morales Quintana, HRH Princess Alexia, HRH Prince Achileas, HRH Prince Konstantin, HRH Princess Marie, HRH Prince Joachim, HRH The Crown Princess, HRH The Crown Prince, Arietta Morales, HRH Princess Maria, HRH Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, HRH Prince Philippos, HRH Princess Tatiana, HRH Prince Nikolaos, HRH Prince Odysseas, HH Prince Felix, HH Prince Nikolai, HH Princess Alexandra, Count Jefferson, Lady Ingrid, Count Richard, HM Queen Anne-Marie, HM King Konstantin, HM The Queen, HRH The Prince Consort, HRH Princess Benedikte, Anne-Marie Morales, Amelia Morales, Carlos Morales, HRH Prince Aristidis, HH Prince Henrik, HRH Princess Josephine, HH Princess Athena, HRH Princess Isabella, HRH Prince Vincent and HRH Prince Christian.


His Royal Highness, Grand Duke Henri’s Christmas Speech. has also provided an English translation of Grand Duke Henri’s speech.

Transcript of the original speech in Luxembourgeoise and French.


His Majesty, King Willem-Alexander’s Christmas Speech was prerecorded at Eikenhorst in Wassenaar and broadcasted on Dutch television and radio on Christmas Day, 25 December.

Transcript of King Willem-Alexander’s speech


In the back row from left: King Harald, Marius Borg Hoiby, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, front (left to right): Prince Sverre Magnus, Queen Sonja and Princess Ingrid Alexandra with a gingerbread replica of the Royal Palace in Oslo, on 17 December 2014.


Christmas greetings from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander for those celebrating the festive season according to the Gregorian Calendar.


His Majesty King Felipe VI’s First Christmas Message (Mensaje de Navidad) at the Zarzuela Palace, Madrid, on 24 December. King Felipe focused on the economy, corruption and unemployment.

BBC article, Spain’s king attacks corruption in Christmas Eve speech


His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Christmas Speech, reflecting on the past year and looking forward to 2015.

The King’s Christmas Speech was recorded in Prince Bertil’s apartments at the Royal Palace.

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