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Britain's Queen Elizabeth Joins YouTube Community
Britain's Queen Elizabeth wears the Imperial State Crown as she reads the Queen's Speech from the throne in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament, in London Nov. 6, 2007. Queen Elizabeth II has joined the YouTube community as she launched her own Royal Channel on the popular video-sharing website Sunday. Courtesy of Xinhua/Reuters

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has joined the YouTube community as she launched her own Royal Channel on the popular video-sharing website Sunday, local media reported.

The 81-year-old Queen will use the YouTube to send out her 50th televised Christmas message, which she first delivered live to the nation and its colonies on Dec. 25, 1957.

Buckingham Palace has posted the Queen's first Christmas message footage on the channel.

This year's Christmas broadcast will appear on this channel at approximately 1500 GMT on Christmas Day.

"The royal channel is a way of bringing the queen's Christmas message to more people of all ages across the world and keeping up with technological innovation as the queen has always done," a royal spokeswoman was quoted as saying.

The Palace has begun posting archive and recent footage of the Queen and other royals on the channel and has also planned to add new clips regularly.

Web surfers will be able to view these rare archive footages, such as a silent newsreel of the Queen Mother's wedding in 1923, an earlier film of Queen Alexandra visiting rose sellers in London's West End, as well as clips of royal daily life and tours overseas, just to list a few.

Showing a canny knack for keeping ahead of the times, the Queen launched an official Internet website for the British monarchy in 1997, owned an iPod since 2005, and last year her Christmas message was made available as a podcast for the first time, the report said.

YouTube, founded in 2005 and bought by Google last year, allows any users including 10 Downing Street to upload, view and share video clips, gaining large popularity




 

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