In The Spirit of Christmas - Royal Speeches

Yesterday many European Royals gave their traditional Christmas Speech.


Old microphone
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Luxembourg

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg looked back on the year 2013 during his speech.
You can read more on next link:
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/grand-duke-looks-back-on-2013-52b98adde4b001492a8565ad


Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
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Romania

Although Romania has a president, King Michael of Romania gives a Christmas
Speech each year.



King Michael I of Romania
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Spain

For the first time since 30 years, Catalonian Public television refused to
broadcast King Juan Carlos's Christmas Speech.

http://rt.com/news/spanish-king-speech-catalonia-763/


Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will remember 2013 for a long time....

On next link you'll read more:
http://www.thelocal.se/20131226/king-lauds-hard-working-sweden-in-xmas-speech


The Netherlands


For King Willem-Alexander it was the first time that he gave a Christmas Speech.
So a lot of people were curious. The text of the speech was already public before it
was broadcasted on television.

On next link you can read more:
http://www.nltimes.nl/2013/12/25/king-willem-alexander-christmas-speech/


King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands
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United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom mentioned the birth of Prince George
as important in 2013.

You can read more on next link:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/25/queen-christmas-message-time-to-reflect