Queen’s 2015 Christmas Message: “Enjoy Your Final Christmas”
Senior BBC production staff and palace advisors scrambled to cancel the take, but not before the Queen expressed dark fears that this will be the last Christmas on earth because malevolent forces, much stronger than her own, are stalking across Europe, gaining ground every day.
“I hope you enjoy your final Christmas,” she said bitterly, before BBC staff, under strict orders from palace advisors, cancelled the take and sent junior staff on an early lunch.
Later in the day the Christmas message was re-done, the second take proving less troubling to the establishment.
How popular is it?
Last year, 7.8 million viewers tuned in for the Christmas broadcast in the UK alone. The message was devoted to the First World War, the Northern Ireland peace process and the Scottish referendum.
The theme of this year’s speech, chosen by the Queen herself, will, according to her official website, reflect her own interests but will always be “motivated by compassion and concern for her people.”