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Queen's historic 3D Xmas message

Queen Elizabeth II has scripted history by becoming the first UK royal to broadcast in 3D the traditional Christmas message.

world Updated: Dec 27, 2012 01:03 IST

Queen Elizabeth II has scripted history by becoming the first UK royal to broadcast in 3D the traditional Christmas message.

The Queen praised the "army of volunteers" at the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It is the first time the message - filmed at Buckingham Palace - was recorded in 3D on Tuesday. Viewers needed special glasses to watch the monarch.

The 86-year-old monarch's 3D broadcast message was interspersed with footage from the large-scale UK events of 2012, 'BBC News' said.

In her Christmas message, she said it was striking to see the "friendship" of so many people who marked her Jubilee, particularly during the river pageant.

The Queen gave her first Christmas message in 1952 and her first live television broadcast on Christmas Day 1957.