Nicholas WitchellRoyal correspondent
Sport – not the most obvious of choices for the Queen’s Christmas message this year.
But after two years when she has focussed on the armed forces and their sacrifice in Afghanistan, the difficult economic times and the work of the Commonwealth, it might be supposed that the Queen has had to cast around a little for a theme for the 2010 broadcast.
She could have said something about the forthcoming royal wedding, but she and her husband (who, it’s thought, plays a large part in writing the broadcast) will probably have felt that there are quite enough other people writing and saying things without them adding to it.
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