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25/12/1932 The first Royal Christmas Message


HM King George V — The first ever Royal Christmas Message (Written by Rudyard Kipling) - 1932

Royal Christmas Message is a broadcast made by the sovereign of the Commonwealth realms to the Commonwealth of Nations each Christmas. The tradition began in 1932 with a radio broadcast by King George V. Since 1952, the message has been read by Elizabeth II; today, it is broadcast on television, radio, and the Internet via various providers.