Every year millions of people watched the Queen’s annual Christmas Day message. Initially, it began as a radio broadcast before the BBC began televising it. The speech lasted for about a minute and reflected on the previous 12 months. It became one of the most-viewed moments of the year.
Sometimes the U.K. faced challenging times and Queen Elizabeth addressed these in her speech. She wanted to inspire the nation and remain a beacon of hope. This helped her popularity to rise because she became a mother to the country in periods of crisis (via Royal UK).