Queen's Christmas Speech rumoured to be delivered in 3D

The Queen's Christmas speech is to be shown in 3D for the first time this year it's claimed.

Filmed at Buckingham Palace on Friday, the Queen is expected to speak about the positive impact on the nation of the London Olympics and her Diamond Jubilee ready for you to watch in 3D, as long as you've got a 3D-ready set and a pair of glasses.

It would be the first time viewers could watch the Royal Family in 3D, after Buckingham Palace prevented Sky recording the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding last year.

The Palace claimed, at the time that the audience for 3D was too small, however since then more and more people have bought televisions that are 3D-Ready and there is more content more readily available from Hollywood studios and Sky.

Sky News, who won the contract to film the Queen's speech is expected to make the film available to BBC and ITV, however it is unsure as yet what channels it will be available on.

For the Olympics and the Wimbledon finals the BBC used its BBC HD channel to offer viewers the 3D footage.

However the Palace or Sky has yet to officially confirm the annual festive message will be available in 3D, something that hasn't stopped The Sunday Times saying its a done deal.

A spokesman for Sky refused to comment to The Telegraph on whether the broadcast would be available in 3D, saying: "All I can say is we are producing the Queen's Christmas message this year," while a spokesman for Buckingham Palace was not available for comment.



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