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Queen's Speech 2013: Christmas Broadcast Will Reflect on Birth of Prince George and Commonwealth

The Queen's traditional Christmas Broadcast will reflect on prominent events during the past year - from the service that marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation to the birth of Prince George.

"We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection," the Queen will say during the broadcast, recorded earlier this month at Buckingham Palace.

"With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock."

The monarch's annual message to the nation will also feature her contemplating the role of the Commonwealth and looking ahead to the Commonwealth Games to be staged in Glasgow next year, reports BBC.

Talking about her great-grandson George who was born on 22 July this year and speaking about the changes a new baby brings, the Queen will say "...the arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future with renewed happiness and hope".

Behind-the-scenes footage of the photo-shoot at Clarence House that marked the christening of the young addition to the royal family will also be shown during the broadcast.

During her message, the Queen is seen seated wearing a single crepe-wool primrose dress designed by Angela Kelly, which she wore to William and Kate's wedding in April 2011, reports the Mirror. On her left shoulder is a diamond, ruby and sapphire brooch, a present from her parents to celebrate the birth of Charles in 1948, which she wore at Prince George's christening.

Written by the Queen herself, the Christmas address is one of the rare occasions when she is able to voice her own views independent of the government's advice.

It was this year recorded in Buckingham Palace's Blue Drawing Room which features a large Christmas tree decorated with coloured baubles.

You can watch the Queen's Christmas broadcast on the Royal Channel on Youtube.