The Queen's Christmas speech will be available to download as a podcast, Buckingham Palace has revealed.

You can sign up now, to secure your download, at the official website of the Royal Family.

This isn't the first speech of the Queen's to be made available for download. The Royal website also hosts messages to the armed forces, from the Queen on her 80th birthday and the national anthem.

The traditional Christmas message of good will is to be broadcast on the BBC on Christmas Day at 3pm. Richard Preston