British Royal Family and New Technology

The British Royal Family has embraced modern technology since the late 19th Century, with the invention of the telephone, radio, television and the Internet. 19th Century 1878 – Queen Victoria meets Alexander Graham Bell and tries out his new invention, the telephone, and makes a note in her diary. A Professor Bell explained the whole…

King Carl XVI Gustaf Christmas Speech 2018

King Carl XVI Gustaf's Christmas Speech is broadcasted on Swedish Radio and Sveriges Television (SVT) on Tuesday, 25 December at 1.00 pm (local time). The King gave his first speech as Crown Prince on the radio in 1972. His Christmas Speech has become an annual tradition on Sveriges Radio since his accession in 1973. The…

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s New Year Address, 2017

Queen Margarethe gave her New Year Address (Dronningens nytårstale) on 31 December 2017 at 6.00 pm from Christian IX's Palace, Amalienborg, which was broadcasted on television and radio. Source: YouTube/Det Danske Kongehus Danish Transcript God bless Denmark. The English Translation History The New Year's Address is usually delivered from The Queen’s reception room in Christian…

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s New Year Address, 2016

Queen Margrethe's New Year Address was broadcasted live from Amalienborg Palace at 6.00 pm on television and radio. Source: YouTube/Det Danske Kongehus Queen Margrethe's New Year's Address original transcript. God bless Denmark. The English translation of Queen Margrethe's New Year Address. History The New Year's Address is usually delivered from The Queen’s reception room in…

Royal Christmas Day Speeches, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf delivered their pre-recorded Christmas broadcasts. We have provided English translations wherever possible. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain The Queen's annual Christmas Broadcast aired in the UK and Commonwealth countries on Christmas Day. The Queen reflects on 'Inspiration' from Olympic and Paralympic athletes…

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s New Year Address, 2015

HM Queen Margrethe II gave her New Year's Address on 31 December, at 6.00 pm (local time) from Fredensborg Palace, which was broadcasted on television and radio. "God Save Denmark" The original transcript of Queen Margrethe's New Year's Address. A transcript of the English translation is also available. History The New Year's Address is usually…

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s New Year Address 2014

HM Queen Margrethe II gave her New Year's Address on 31 December, at 6.00 pm (local time) from Fredensborg Palace, which was broadcasted on television and radio. A transcript of the English translation is also available. The New Year's Address is usually delivered from The Queen’s reception room in Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg. Amalienborg…

Queen Elizabeth II’s 2014 Christmas Broadcast

Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas Broadcast, or the Queen's Speech. Video: YouTube/SkyNews A transcript is also available, courtesy of the British Monarchy's Official Website. King George V began this tradition on 25 December 1932 with his first radio broadcast in a small from Sandringham. Since then, the Christmas Day message has been delivered by the reigning…