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High Tea with The Queen on You Tube

The Queen of England broadcasts on You TubeIt’s no joke.  The Queen of England (who this week celebrated like her 129th birthday) is plotting to spread her monarchy to the rest of the world via You Tube.  Well, maybe she’s not spreading monarchy, but she is jumping on the “cool train” by airing her annual Christmas greeting online instead of exclusively on the “Royal Channel.”  If she’s YouTubing, it begs the question- why aren’t you? 

Go spread your own brand of monarchy on You Tube- even if people don’t like it (como la cebra y la Mariana).

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Athol Kay

    December 23, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    I get all knee-jerk defensive about Her Majesty…

    The “Royal Channel” is the Official YouTube Channel of the British Monarchy. Looks like they created it about a month ago. The annual Christmas messages though, are played on TV in dozens of countries world wide. When you consider she started doing the Christmas messages on TV in 1957, I think she’s been on the early adpoter cool train for quite some time now.

    For me, it just doesn’t seem like Christmas without the message from the Queen. In all seriousness, she is the Grandmaster of Tone when it comes to public speaking.

    I defy you to watch last years Christmas message and try and try and imagine any American political or religious figure matching her.

    Go watch her Lani, you’ll like her a whole lot.

  2. Lani Anglin

    December 23, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    I already love her. Silly pictures I can find of her (thumbing fun at YouTube, not her) are all in fun. She exemplifies grace, dignity and intellect more than any leader in recent history.

    You’re right- Bush wouldn’t sound quite as sophisticated in front of a YouTube cam (but we did stand in the freak Texas snowstorm for hours just to vote for him for a second term). Y’all just don’t understand the Southern dialect. But seriously, if SHE is on YouTube, why aren’t other people?

    If the great great great grandmother of Western Civilization is Web 2.0, it may be less of a “fad” than predicted.

    But Benn says that it was really because it’s the only way her grandchildren were going to pay attention to her. LOL.

  3. Ben Bach

    December 24, 2007 at 8:26 am

    Youtube channels are powerful mediums, for Realtors, monarchs, speakers etc.

    What I love about the site is the sense of irony inherent in the Queen speaking in ’57, her address being televised for the first time, talking about the new form of media she’s communicating on. It was a fitting first video of her to watch on Youtube !

  4. Mariana

    December 24, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    WHAT THE EF?!?
    Thank you, Lani. … I really like the “even if people don’t like it” part. Cuz apparantly video creates more opinions than text… in some situations.

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