The Christmas Broadcast: The Queen's Speech

Queen Elizabeth © John Swannell / Camera PressI would encourage you to watch The Christmas Broadcast, 1957, by the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as this year's broadcast. To my fellow Americans, watching these videos will put you in a very rare minority of U.S. citizens who even know that such a speech exists as one of the hallmarks of the British celebration of Christmas. When we moved to Wales, it was embarrassing to discover how much our new friends knew about America and how little we knew about Britain. We're still recovering from our inherited ethnocentricity and it's been a delightful journey again, this fourth Christmas in Wales. Continue reading