Queen Elizabeth II goes 3D for Christmas message

FILE - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives at television studios, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is launching an official Facebook page, offering fans daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said Sunday Nov. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

December 20, 2012 8:34:51 AM PST
She made her acting debut at the London Olympics. Now Queen Elizabeth II is hitting the screen again - in 3D.

Buckingham Palace says the monarch was "ready to embrace something new" for her annual Christmas broadcast in honor of her Diamond Jubilee year - 60 years on the throne.

The 86-year-old monarch has made a prerecorded Christmas broadcast on radio since 1952 and on television since 1957. She writes the speeches herself, and the broadcasts mark the rare occasions in which the queen voices her own opinion without government consultation.

The palace said the queen has watched the broadcast and found it "absolutely lovely."

It airs at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day.

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