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The Queen's major record that she broke last Christmas could be one that King Charles fails to live up to this year.
- With King Charles having taken the throne from his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, when she died in September after 70 incredible years as monarch, there's no doubt that he has some big shoes to fill as the new King.
- There's one particular Christmas record that the Queen holds that King Charles may not be able to break as he makes his first Christmas Day speech.
- In other royal news, Kate Middleton’s ‘frugal’ first Christmas gift to Queen Elizabeth proved that risks can pay off
And with his new role as sovereign comes plenty of responsibilities once held by his mother, who celebrated 70-years as Queen months before passing away.
One of the Queen's most iconic moments of each year was always her Christmas Day speech, during which she gave an annual address to the nation on December 25th, with the message first being televised instead of broadcast on the radio in 1957.
Her Majesty's final Christmas speech was last year in 2021, with the moving moment breaking the record of being the most watched broadcast on television that Christmas, with over 9 million viewers tuning in to watch as she marked her first festive period since the death of Prince Philip in April of that year.
The Queen's final Christmas speech was watched by 7.4 million viewers on the BBC and 1.7 million viewers on ITV.
But with King Charles preparing for The Firm's first Christmas at Sandringham with the Queen missing, the former Prince of Wales may fail to rake in big numbers when it comes to viewers tuning in as he fills his mother's shoes for the Christmas broadcast.
While millions of royal fans will be keen to see Charles take on the honor for the first time, the King may not be set to attract the same levels of festive popularity as the Queen, who was adored by the nation for decades.
Royal experts also predict that royal family yuletide traditions may differ this year, with the loss of Her Majesty leaving an empty seat at the Christmas dinner table.
"It’ll be the first time since all the turmoil following her death that the royals will stop for a moment and, as a family, reflect and raise a glass to her," journalist Jennie Bond said.
Speaking to OK! about Christmas without the Queen, she poignantly added, "She leaves a massive hole in their lives and that empty seat, once occupied by the Queen, will now presumably be occupied by King Charles."
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