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    Queen's Urbi et Orbi Speech Excites Twitter!

    ...on a side note: I thought the Kennedy episode was the weakest...

    Did Queen Elizabeth reference “The Crown” in her Christmas Day broadcast?

    Many Twitter users certainly think so


    A major plot point of season two of Netflix's "The Crown" is a disastrous and ill-informed speech that Queen Elizabeth, played by Claire Foy, makes to a group of factory workers. In response, Lord Altrincham, a writer and critic, slammed the royal family for being too detached and stiff. One of his suggestions for improving their public standing was for the Queen to televise her Christmas message, a once novel innovation that has become an annual tradition.

    The given year marked the 60th such broadcast by the Queen commemorating the holiday season, and Her Royal Highness spoke about the first time she offered the annual address to the camera.

    "Sixty years ago today, a young woman spoke about the speed of technological change. She presented the first televised broadcast of its kind," she said, referencing herself in the third person. "She described the moment as a landmark. Six decades on, the presenter has evolved somewhat as has the technology she described."

    "Back then," she added, "who could have imagined that people would one day be watching this on laptops and mobile phones, as some of you are today?" Indeed.

    Included in the broadcast was a quick clip of the young Elizabeth making that first broadcast in 1957, a moment reenacted by Foy on the Netflix series below.

    Many fans of "The Crown" felt that the Queen was making a shaded reference to the series' narrative, a belief they shared in a quick barrage of Twitter posts.

    Brian Linder@brianonthescene

    The Queen throwing mild shade at The Crown during her Christmas speech is genuinely delightful.
    9:46 PM - Dec 26, 2017

    Allen Yeh@allenlyeh

    Today we watched the first two episodes of The Crown season 2, where the Queen gave her first Christmas speech 60 years ago. Then we watched the real Queen give her actual speech & were delighted when she copied her younger version on the Netflix series! Clever, clever.
    8:35 AM - Dec 26, 2017

    Tom Riddington@DrTomRiddington
    Did the Queen’s speech just reference The Crown?! Amazing!
    10:11 PM - Dec 25, 2017

    Nice of the Queen to reference Claire Foy like that #TheCrown#QueensSpeech
    10:02 PM - Dec 25, 2017

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    Sheera Frenkel

    Husband: we have to watch the Queen’s Christmas speech, it’s tradition. Me: (shouting from other room) OMG, is she referencing the Crown?!?
    6:23 AM - Dec 26, 2017

    While it's generally unlikely the Queen tailored her broadcast to reference the series — if there's one thing the British monarchy loves to do, it's celebrate anniversaries — it has long been rumored that Elizabeth II has watched at least some of the Netflix programand approves of the by-and-large fictionalized account of her early reign.

    "The Crown" star Foy has heard these bubblings has but struck a very cautious tone in responding to them. "I will believe it when I see it is all I’ll say," she told Vanity Fair earlier this year.

    But, please, dive into both the videos above and scour them for signs of Easter eggs and other evidence. The truth, as they say, is out there.
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    Christmas, the bad, mad German royal family etc etc...all your lot's principles go out of the window when you see a bit of tinsel.

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    Keep Calm and Carry on. It's just a bunch of jealous Americans. Although agreed they are starting to get some entertainment from their current president.

    I've watched The Crown. There is no reason to suspect that The Queen has not watched it. After all it is about her.

    Since Phil the Greek has cut back on official duties I think he should open a Twitter account. Might be the best Tweets ever?
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Thailand Expat cyrille's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Might be the best Tweets ever?
    Probably more like ao's posts.

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    Urbi et Orbi? Has she converted to Catholicism and launched a takeover bid? Urbi et Orbi is the Pope's Easter speech.
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    28-10-2019 @ 03:54 AM
    The Queens New Years message is broadcast on New Years Day.
    Not Christmas Day okay?

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