FILE - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives at television studios, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is launching an official Facebook page, offering fans daily updates on her …
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth has delivered her Christmas message for the first time in 3D.
In the annual pre-recorded broadcast, the monarch paid tribute to the armed forces, and expressed gratitude for the outpouring of enthusiasm as she marked her 60 years on the throne.
She also reflected on Britain's hosting of the Olympic games in 2012, praising the "skill, dedication, training and teamwork of our athletes." And she thanked volunteers who she says devoted themselves "to keeping others safe, supported and comforted."
Her message aired shortly after the queen attended a traditional church service on her sprawling Sandringham estate.
She was accompanied in her car by two granddaughters. Her husband walked to the church with other members of the royal family.
Missing from the family outing were Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate, who are with the Middletons in southern England. And Prince Harry is serving with British troops in Afghanistan.
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