The Queen's unusual Christmas Day speech move

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

It’s watched by millions of people around the world, but according to reports, the Queen has yet to film her Christmas Day speech.

For years, Queen Elizabeth II has spoken to the nation on Christmas Day, sending them well-wishes and a message of hope for the year ahead and it’s usually filmed in early December.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace after recording her Christmas day message to the Commonwealth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 22, 2008.
The Queen has reportedly not filmed her Christmas Day speech yet. Photo: Getty Images

However, as Brexit talks reach boiling point, Her Majesty is apparently holding off on putting pen to paper until she sees what the outcome is.

"Normally she films it in early December, certainly by the middle of the month, but this time it's later than usual," a source told The Sun.

"There's talk it could happen on Wednesday or Thursday. The country could be a very different place by then with us possibly leaving the EU without a deal."

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The Queen sitting for her Christmas Day speech
Every year, Her Majesty hopes to give words of comfort to her followers. Photo: Getty Images
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II wait to thank local volunteers and key workers for the work they are doing during the coronavirus pandemic and over Christmas in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle on December 8, 2020 in Windsor, England
Kate Middleton and Prince William are still in two minds about where to spend the festive season. Photo: Getty Images

The Queen’s Christmas Day speech is usually filmed in Buckingham Palace, however this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will likely take place in Windsor Castle.

The Queen and Prince Philip have decided for the first time in 30 years that they will celebrate Christmas alone at Windsor Castle.

Prince Charles and wife Camilla are going to be in Highgrove in Gloucestershire.

Last week, it was revealed that Prince William and Kate Middleton still haven’t decided where they will spend Christmas Day with their three children.

 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge helps children choose a Christmas tree as she joins families and children who are supported by the charity Family Action at Peterley Manor Farm on December 4, 2019 in Great Missenden, England. This is to mark HRH's new patronage of Family Action.
The Cambridge's are thought to be considering staying at home with their children. Photo: Getty Images

With the three households rule, it will make things difficult for Kate and William as Kate has two siblings, brother James and sister Pippa, so if they were all to go to her parents' home in Bucklebury they would be exceeding the household limit.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely remain in the US for Christmas as it's been revealed the Duke of Sussex is "not ready" to return to the UK.

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