Christmas celebrations will have a different feel for the Royal Family today with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry absent from the traditional Sandringham festivities.
Prince William and his pregnant wife are instead spending the day with the Middletons in Bucklebury in Berkshire. Prince Harry is serving as an Apache pilot in Afghanistan.
The Queen's Christmas Day message, filmed in 3D for the first time, focuses on "service, achievement and the spirit of togetherness."
The Queen will use her Christmas Day message to pay tribute to the nation's athletes for delivering a "splendid summer of sport".