Queen Elizabeth embraces YouTube

Since 1957, the monarch has issued a yearly Christmas message to people in the United Kingdom and around the world. Fifty years ago this Christmas, Queen Elizabeth II's message was televised for the first time. This Christmas, the British Monarchy is embracing another new technology by launching The Royal Channel on YouTube. The first 1957 broadcast is also available on The Royal Channel, along with other rare and previously unreleased archive footage. At around 3pm BST on Christmas Day, this year's Christmas broadcast from the Queen will appear on YouTube as well as on television. Google does it again.

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Subject: NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Buckingham Palace
14th November 2000

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE

To the residents of the United States of America,

In view of your abject failure to elect a President and thus to govern yourselves, We give hereby Notice of the Revocation of your Independence, effective today at Five O'Clock Greenwich Mean Time.

Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume sovereign duties forthwith over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Florida, which Shall be returned to His Illustrious Catholic Majesty, King Juan Carlos of Spain. Your new Prime Minister (The Rt. Hon Tony Blair, for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will suggest to Her Majesty a Governor-General for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up “aluminium”. Check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up "vocabulary". Using the same twenty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. Look up "interspersed".

2. There is no such thing as "US English". We will let Microsoft know on your behalf.

3. You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents. It really isn't that difficult.

4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast British actors as the good guys.

5. You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The Queen", but only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you to get confused and give up half way through.

6. You should stop playing American "football". There is only one kind of football. What you refer to as American "football" is not a very good
game. The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays "American" football. You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football. Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a
difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour). We are hoping to get together at least an American rugby sevens side by 2005.

7. You should declare war on Quebec and France, using nuclear weapons if they give you any merde. The 98.85% of you who were not aware that there is a world outside your borders should count yourselves lucky. The Russians have never been the bad guys.

8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 8th will be a new national holiday, but only in the British Empire. It will be called "Indecisive Day".

9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.

10. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Welcome Back.

Google does it again? What the bloody hell is with the corporate whores writing here nowadays. Just because there is now a "Royal" channel on YouTube, DOES NOT MEAN IT HAS A THING TO DO WITH GOOGLE.

SoulEata said,
Google does it again? What the bloody hell is with the corporate whores writing here nowadays. Just because there is now a "Royal" channel on YouTube, DOES NOT MEAN IT HAS A THING TO DO WITH GOOGLE.

+1

I bore of all the rabid Google fanboyism. Google have bugger all to do with this beyond the fact that they own YouTube. It would be the Queens army of advisors and assistants who decided hosting her speeches online is a good idea. I doubt she's ever even BEEN to YouTube, or knows what it is.

SoulEata said,
Google does it again? What the bloody hell is with the corporate whores writing here nowadays. Just because there is now a "Royal" channel on YouTube, DOES NOT MEAN IT HAS A THING TO DO WITH GOOGLE.

Bli'me Steve Ballmer posts here, who'd have thought it?

Youtube is to Google, as MSN is to Microsoft, or My Space is to News Corp. (Rupert Murdoch) :confused: Though why I'm trying to educate such an ignorant post, lord only knows. Is their such Microsoft byile outside MS?

I prefer the video that connect our monarchy to the East India Company drug running and the current day Rothschild banking system. The Lord Mayor of London (Rothschild representative) is the only person the Queen bows to! I bet they wont show that! YouTube and Google Video have far more interesting channels (LonleyGirl 15 to mention one )

I've never met this self-proclaimed monarch. I don't see why we ought to recognize certain people as being above us. We should just call her Elizabeth (if that is her real name) and recognize that inbreeding does not give one the right to divine rule.

50 years ago, she was a pretty young lady.

I, personally, still think of her as The Queen. My Queen. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Kitts and Nevis are countries she's "The Queen" in, and represented by a Governer General.

Meh, it was a great speech.

Ridiculous... yet another reason why our worthless monarchy should be scrapped.

What is "royal" about her, when her cast will be next to the guy eating **** and the brain-donor doing stupid bike stunts?

No decorum whatsoever. This ranks up there with Blair doing 'The Simpsons'..

..The entire Brittish hirarchy is a very unfunny joke.

The queen doesn't really do anything but yeh shes fine.
Obvesly none of our royal people are english or british, they are all german or greek or something.
But yeh, william / harry or whichever douchebag will be next, they will be an *******, but the queen is fine

n_K said,
The queen doesn't really do anything but yeh shes fine.
Obvesly none of our royal people are english or british, they are all german or greek or something.
But yeh, william / harry or whichever douchebag will be next, they will be an *******, but the queen is fine

So someone who was born in England to English parents isn't English? Strange logic you have there.

On Topic: It's just another place for people not to watch her speech.

n_K said,
Obvesly none of our royal people are english or british, they are all german or greek or something.

She was born in London. Her father was born in Norfolk and her mother in London.

The Walker said,
Ridiculous... yet another reason why our worthless monarchy should be scrapped.

But you didn't actually give a reason why the monarchy should be scrapped. Extending the scope of the Queen's speech is a positive step if it is not compromising the format, which it is not. Your poor spelling, baseless statements and poor reasoning all make you look foolish and make me all the more thankful for the good breeding of our monarchy. That was just a rant, not an arguement.

its probably worth adding, but the royal family bring in more money from tourism and such that they take out.

They actually help our economy lol.