It would then be sent out to mobile phones up and down the country, although probably not until 2002.
Every year on Christmas Day the Queen broadcasts a short speech to the country at 3pm on television, radio and even the internet.
A billion texts a month
And now mobile firm Genie are hoping to take the speech another leap forward in the technology stakes with their plans for the Queen's speech.
Text messaging has only been with us since 1994 but is a massive success, with more than a billion texts sent every month in the UK.