Staying in the realm of a democratic monarchy isn’t a joke, and the Queen has held on to her role with dignity. As England celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, the royal family sent a global thank you to everyone who pitched into the celebrations. In her traditional Christmas Day message to the Commonwealth, the queen, who sang praises of London’s Olympic hosting skills, donned a shimmering pair of crystal-encrusted 3D glasses, marking the first 3D broadcast the Queen ever.
The glasses were first used by the queen at a movie training center in Toronto way back in 2010. It features a ‘Q’ written in Swarovski crystals on either sides. A spokeswoman from Buckingham Palace said that this was something different, especially for the Jubilee year. She added, “The Queen absolutely agreed straight away; there was no need for convincing at all.” Now that’s how you should celebrate the fact that the world didn’t end in 2012!