3DTV: By Appointment to HM The Queen
Editor | 24-12-2012
The Queen's Speech, the traditional Christmas Day address by Elizabeth II to her subjects at home and in those countries that regard her as Head of State, will for the first time be broadcast in 3D.
The broadcast, a tradition set by George V in 1932, ends a milestone year for the monarch which has witnessed the Diamond Jubilee plus a widely admired cameo in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics along with James Bond actor Daniel Craig. Indeed, in the speech The Queen, according to Palace sources, will praise Olympians' skill, dedication, training and teamwork.
The 3D broadcast was recorded by BSkyB which to date has led the drive for 3DTV in the UK, in particular with Sky Sports and its Premier League and Champions League football offerings.
Talking to the BBC correspondent, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "We wanted to do something a bit different and special in this Jubilee year, so doing it for the first time in 3D seemed a good thing, technology-wise, to do ... The Queen absolutely agreed straight away, there was no need for convincing at all, she was absolutely ready to embrace something new in this year.