In accordance with tradition, the monarch will be making her yearly Christmas broadcast on Christmas Day. Amazon Alexa users will be able to tune in to Her Majesty by saying "Alexa, play the Queen’s Christmas Day message".

Anyone with their Amazon Echo set to English will be able to listen to the speech as of 3pm on Christmas Day, the company announced.

"After a challenging year, millions of people from across the Commonwealth will be eagerly awaiting Her Majesty the Queen’s message on Christmas Day," said Eric King, the director of Alexa Europe. "By creating this world-first innovation, just as we did in 2012 with the release of the Queen’s Christmas speech on Kindle, we hope that even more people will be able to enjoy the uplifting words of Her Majesty."

But not all is lost for non-Alexa users; They can tune into BBC Radio 4 as of 3pm.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be having a quiet Christmas this year, taking the decision to celebrate as a couple rather than with their relatives. This will be the first time in over 30 years that the two will remain at Windsor Castle for Christmas instead of Sandringham in Norfolk.