Everybody has now seen - or at least heard of - the film 'The King's Speech'.
How about this little episode for an understanding of the king's speech:
Between coming to the throne and the outbreak of war, sometime between 1936 and 1938, George VI and his Queen visited Canada. Getting off the train on a whistle-stop tour to go walkabout they were greeted by enthusiastic crowds of people.
One horny-handed son of toil shouted: " Hi ya, King".
To which the King replied: "I'm fine, thank you, how are you".