One of the stranger things I miss about Christmas in Canada is the Queen's Christmas message. Why should this white-haired tertiary head-of-state be so moving? Every year I resist, and every year the Queen's message slips in under the skin...and though this year's call for religious acceptance and tolerance seems slightly more pointed, it's hardly profound.
In other royal news, Prince Charles will not change his name, and when he is made king we will have another King Charles on the throne. We can't expect the antics of Charles II.