In Her Christmas Broadcast on  25 December 2013, Her Majesty speaks of striking a balance between action and reflection, and looks back at the birth and Christening of Prince George and the 60th anniversary of her Coronation in 2013.

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The tradition goes back to the early days of radio, pioneered by The Queen's grandfather King George V. This is an occasion when Her Majesty speaks without the advice of the ministers of any of Her Realms.