What you need to know about the royal Christmas speeches

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We are just a week away from the beginning of the royal Christmas and New Year speeches. When can you expect to hear from each of the world’s monarchs?

Christmas Eve:

Christmas Eve sees three monarchs addressing their people. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, King Philippe of the Belgians and King Felipe of Spain will all give televised speeches throughout the day. The Spanish monarch’s speech always begins at 9 pm local time.

Christmas Day:

Like Christmas Eve, there are three speeches from royal heads of state on Christmas Day. King Charles, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and King Willem-Alexander will all give remarks, with the British monarch’s televised at 3 pm.

New Year’s Eve:

We have another week to wait before three other monarchs give New Year speeches before the clock strikes midnight. Queen Margrethe of Denmark, King Harald of Norway and Prince Albert of Monaco will all speak to their people to close the year.

New Year’s Day:

Only one monarch speaks on New Year’s Day, and it’s not in Europe. Emperor Naruhito of Japan will address his people from the Imperial Palace balcony on New Year’s Day.

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Brittani Barger
Brittani is from the United States and has been researching, writing and reporting on the royals for over a decade. Successfully gaining exclusives and interviews with royals across the globe, Brittani left her role as an editor for another news site to help bring you Royal News. She's been seen on BBC World, WION News and other news programs to discuss the royal families.

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