Queen Elizabeth II gives first 3-D Christmas broadcast
LONDON (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II gave thanks on Tuesday for Britain's year of Olympic and diamond jubilee festivities, in her first Christmas message to the Commonwealth broadcast in 3-D.
The 86-year-old monarch said it had been "humbling" to see the vast crowds joining celebrations marking her 60th year on the throne and paid tribute to the volunteers, as well as the athletes, who took part in the London Olympics.
"The success of these great festivals depended to an enormous degree upon the dedication and effort of an army of volunteers," she said.
"All those who saw the achievement and courage at the Olympic and Paralympic Games were further inspired by the skill, dedication, training and teamwork of our athletes."