This year's Christmas Day message on the Royal Channel marks the 50th anniversary of the first televised Christmas Day message.
Prince Philip, commenting to Christy Melons of Sky News said, "YouBoob provides Her Majesty new ways of keeping abreast of the latest ways in communicating with her subjects, while, still juggling daily Palace affairs."
Seemingly, at ease with the striking Ms. Melons, she was able to inquire about what he thought of Prince William's romance with Kate Middleton, and their living arrangement at Clarence House.
"I have no issue with their so called living arrangement, but what I do detest is the ghastly term 'shacking up', they aren't living in some mud hut in Mombasa, it's bloody Clarence House.
"Thank you your Highness and Merry Christmas to you.
"Indeed, and Melons Christmas to you Mary."