Queen Elizabeth 3D Christmas Message Makes Waves

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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives to the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering in Scotland September 3, 2011.
By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
December 26, 2012|12:47 pm

Queen Elizabeth II has delivered her annual Christmas in a whole new way this year, making waves across the world.

Her Royal Majesty hailed the holidays in 3D during the annual pre-recorded broadcast, which aired Christmas Day.

The detailed message included the monarch paying tribute to the armed forces "whose sense of duty takes them away from family and friends."

Among those soldiers is Prince Harry, the Queen's grandson, who is serving as an Apache helicopter co-pilot in Afghanistan of late.

Additionally, the queen noted her gratitude for the well-wishers during her Diamond Jubilee this year.

"It was humbling that so many chose to mark the anniversary of a duty which passed to me 60 years ago," said the queen in the broadcast. "People of all ages took the trouble to take part in various ways and in many nations."

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The 86-year-old queen noted the "strength of fellowship and friendship" displayed by those celebrating her Diamond Jubilee.

Queen Elizabeth is only the second British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. Only Queen Victoria celebrated 60 years on the throne in 1897.

Moreover, during her Christmas message, the queen reflected on the Summer Olympics, which took place in London.

On Twitter, many viewers sounded off about the queen's warm greeting on Christmas Day.

"Whoah!" started Twitter user Adam. "The Queen's speech in in 3D. It's like she's coming right at you!"

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II was spotted attending traditional church services at St. Mary Magdelene Church shortly after the message aired on Christmas Day.

The monarch donned a turquoise suit and matching hat while she rode to church in a Bentley along with granddaughters Beatrice and Eugenie. Her husband Prince Philip joined with other members of the royal family.

Missing from the group at St. Mary Magdelene was Prince William and his wife Kate.

Also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and his pregnant wife spent Christmas with his in-laws, the Middletons, in the southern England village of Bucklebury.

 

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