Christmas day is upon us after what has been a tough year for all of us.
There’s the Christmas dinner, the presents, the chocolate and so much more we are excited for.
Another thing lots of people eagerly await is the Queen’s speech.
Each Christmas day, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II broadcasts her Christmas wishes to the nation.
What is the Queen’s speech?
The tradition of the Queen’s Speech began with our current monarch’s grandfather, King George V in 1932.
Every year since, the monarch has delivered a speech about the passing year on Christmas Day.
The Queen has done this speech on every single year of her reign, and it was first televised in 1957.
In the speech, she normally discusses all sorts of events that have happened since the last Christmas, both good and bad.
The speech is planned for months before Christmas and is now recorded a few days beforehand.
When is the Queen’s speech this year?
There is one clear topic that the Queen is bound to discus this year – coronavirus.
The 94-year-old is expected to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on us and our families.
It won’t be a surprise if she pays tribute to the fantastic NHS staff who have got us all through this year.
The Queen’s Speech is broadcast at the same time each year.
On Christmas day, her speech will be played on TV, radio and across the Internet at 3pm.