THE Queen’s Christmas message can be requested from Alexa for the first time this year.
The historic cutting-edge move shows Harry and Meghan are not the only royals capable of keeping up with new tech.
From 3pm on December 25, Her Majesty’s annual broadcast can be heard simply by asking the virtual assistant: “Play the Queen’s Christmas Day message.”
It is a far cry from the first royal Christmas message from George V which was broadcast on the radio in 1932.
For the first time in 30 years, the Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, are staying at Windsor Castle instead of spending the festivities with family at Sandringham.
The Alexa innovation comes after Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, signed deals said to be worth £130million with Spotify and Netflix for a series of podcasts and TV shows.
Alexa Europe director Eric King said: "After a challenging year, millions of people from across the Commonwealth will be eagerly awaiting Her Majesty the Queen's message on Christmas Day.
"By creating this world-first innovation, just as we did in 2012 with the release of the Queen's Christmas speech on Kindle, we hope that even more people will be able to enjoy the uplifting words of Her Majesty.
"This really is one for the history books and showcases just how far technology has advanced since the very first speech was delivered back in 1932."
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