In a rare televised address to the citizens of the UK and the world, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II offered an encouraging message of support in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreaks.
Although the Queen usually only addresses the nation at Christmas time or for newly-elected Parliaments, Her Majesty recorded a speech earlier this week that called for global unity amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic.
In addition to using the video to thank National Health System (NHS) teams working tirelessly to contain the virus, the Queen also recalled recording a similar speech that was broadcasted worldwide during World War II at the height of the blitz.
“It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made in 1940, helped by my sister,” said the monarch, who had only been 14 years old at the time of the historic broadcast. “We as children spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their safety.
“Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones—but now, as then, we know deep down that it is the right thing to do.
“While we have faced challenges before, this one is different,” she continued. “This time, we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor: using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed and that success will belong to every one of us.”
(WATCH the inspiring speech below)
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