THUNDER BAY – Queen Elizabeth II Christmas Message will be broadcast in 3D for the first time. A Christmas tradition that started with the Queen’s father, King George V in 1932 over radio has continued with Queen Elizabeth II who has taken the annual message to Youtube a few years ago, in addition to television in the early 1950s.
From the Royal Channel on Youtube, the Royal Family has reached out to share their message with viewers from across the Commonwealth.
In the Queen’s First Christmas message, her majesty shared how the speed of change in technology was impacting lives.
[pullquote] How to take advantage of the new life without losing the best of the old [/pullquote]
“That it is possible for some of you to see me today is just another example of the speed at which things are changing all around us. Because of these changes I am not surprised that many people feel lost and unable to decide what to hold on to and what to discard. How to take advantage of the new life without losing the best of the old.
“But it is not the new inventions which are the difficulty. The trouble is caused by unthinking people who carelessly throw away ageless ideals as if they were old and outworn machinery.
“They would have religion thrown aside, morality in personal and public life made meaningless, honestly counted as foolishness and self-interest set up in place of self-restraint.
“At this critical moment in our history we will certainly lose the trust and respect of the world if we just abandon those fundamental principles which guided the men and women who built the greatness of this country and Commonwealth”.