Christmas in 2022 was very different for the Royal Family as it was the first festive season they had celebrated since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away. It also marked the first broadcast of a King’s Speech in over 70 years!
In St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the committal service of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was held, King Charles recorded his eight-minute 2022 Christmas message to the nation.
In it, His Majesty paid tribute to his mother and addressed the cost of living crisis gripping the nation, alongside footage of food banks and meals being distributed to the needy.
A record 10.6 million viewers watched the broadcast on BBC One, BBC Two and ITV, making it the most watched programme on Christmas Day. You can read the full message in this issue of Royal Life Magazine.
Also in this issue, we meet Royal Warrant Holder – Corgi Socks, manufacturer of luxury socks and knitwear in hand-knitted wool, cotton and cashmere. Plus readers have the opportunity to WIN high-quality socks from the Corgi Regimental Collection, designed in collaboration with His Majesty The King.
Readers also have the chance to WIN 1 of 10 personally signed Royal Platinum Jubilee Celebration albums by world-renowned composer Olga Thomas.
So join us for all the latest Royal news, His Majesty meeting Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney at their Wrexham football club, and the Prince and Princess of Wales hosting the Earthshot Prize Awards in Boston, USA. Plus a look at the history of Dumfries House, a historic Scottish mansion containing some of the most important collections by master furniture-maker Thomas Chippendale…
Included in this issue:
- Royal News
- A Message for Us All: The Royals Gather at Christmas
- The King’s Christmas Message
- Competition: Royal Platinum Jubilee Celebration by Olga Thomas
- Following in His Mother’s Footsteps: Out and About with the New King
- Earthshot Prize Awards 2022: The Prince and Princess of Wales in the USA
- Meet Royal Warrant Holders: Corgi Socks (Competition)
- The History of Dumfries House