Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Speech for 2019 was filmed in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.

Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

This year marks Queen Elizabeth’s 68th Queen’s Christmas speech and the last one of this decade.


Video: YouTube/The Royal Family

The Queen’s Christmas Speech airs in Great Britain at 3.00 pm GMT and Australia on ABC at 7.30 pm on Christmas Day.

This year also marked the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and in The Queen’s Christmas Speech Her Majesty will reflect on the commemorations.

‘For the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of that decisive battle, in a true spirit of reconciliation, those who had formerly been sworn enemies came together in friendly commemorations either side of the Channel, putting past differences behind them.

‘By being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together, we honour the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost.’

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip meet Archie at Windsor Castle. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

The Queen also mentions the arrival of her latest great-grandchild, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, which coincided with the 200th anniversary of her great-great-grandparents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who were born in 1819.

The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast includes music from The Choir of St George’s Chapel and Her Majesty’s Tri-Service Orchestra.

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