The 2012 Queen’s speech to Parliament is much anticipated, not least because there was no Queen’s speech last year. This year the anticipation and interest in the speech is already palpable.
A new audience for the Queen’s annual Christmas Speech has opened up in Ireland of all places as the Irish keenly anticipate this year’s speech brimming with picturesque images and sights of Ireland from the Queen’s successful State visit in May 2011.
Seasonal speeches from the world’s leaders flowed in thick and fast during the festive period. Mostly somber there were a few surprises among some of their speeches.