Royal superfan watches the King's speech every day - after watching the Queen's speech daily for three decades
A royal superfan who pretends every day is December 25 has been watching the King and Queen’s Christmas day speech daily for three decades.
Each day, Andy Park, 59, sits down at 3pm to hear what His Majesty has to say. He keeps his Christmas decorations up year-round and plans to record the Kings' upcoming Coronation on his DVD player - so he can watch it back.
Andy still watches the Queen's speeches too and picks a different one each day and says the late monarch's 1997 Christmas day message is his favourite. He says King Charles' first speech was "very low" compared to his late mother's but believes it was because of the "problems the family faced with Prince Harry and Prince Andrew”.
Andy, an electrician, from Melksham, Wiltshire, said: "I've watched it every day since Christmas. I juggle them up so one day I might listen to 1997 and the next day I might listen to 2004.
"I used to find something new in them each time but not so much now as I've seen them so many times. I still eat a Christmas dinner every single day whilst watching.
"I haven't learnt the latest word-for-word but the Queen used to say, 'God bless you and a very Merry Christmas.' Charles didn't say that but he joked about little things as though nothing really mattered but it does matter.
"I think next year he'll be better when there's a proper Queen Camilla instead of just a consort. It was his first time doing it and he kept it very low and didn't want to say too much because of the problems with Harry and Andrew.
Andy hopes to attend a street party to celebrate King Charles' Coronation on May 6, but admits he's a bit "disappointed" not to have had an invite to attend the Coronation. He added: "It's the first time Charles has been on the throne.
"It's important to me and important to everyone else. We've got to get used to seeing him on the throne. Bit disappointed that I'm not invited to the celebrations in London but you can't have everything. But I won't miss it and I'll have the DVD player working to record the whole thing."
Andy claims to have spent over £1million on Christmas decorations and pictures since his Royal obsession began in 1993, funded by his electrician work and savings.
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