Queen Elizabeth makes rare address to nation on COVID-19

Brenda Watkins
April 8, 2020

The message, released on the Royal Family's social media pages, was accompanied by pictures showing frontline workers who are tackling the virus, while a short film shows the Queen, her heir Prince Charles, and Prince William and Kate Middleton on various royal outings to health centers.

"I am sure the nation will join me in assuring them that what they do is appreciated and that every hour of their hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times", said the queen.

"The pride in who we are is not a part of our past", she told listeners.

Queen Elizabeth brought the United Kingdom together with a rare on-camera address, assuring her people that she would be there for them through the coronavirus crisis.

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She went on to thank the NHS careworkers for risking their lives and doing their duties as well as the common folk who are stationed at their homes and protecting the vulnerable.

"I want to thank all of you who stay at home, and the faint-hearted, it helps to protect a lot of families suffered, save that others have feelings". We will succeed-and that success will belong to each and every one of us.

She said Sunday night's address reminded her of the very first broadcast she made.

"I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge", the queen, 93, said in a televised address on Sunday.

The message - only her fourth in a time of crisis in her 68-year reign - was recorded at Windsor, with a single camera operator wearing protective clothing as a precaution.

In addition to her words of appreciation, the Queen offered another signal of solidarity to those doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals working tirelessly to save patients and stop the spread of this disease during tonight's broadcast. Again today many are experiencing a painful sense of separation from loved ones. At that time, Princess Elizabeth spoke on the radio to children who had been sent from their homes to safer places during World War II. "I'm hoping that in the next few years, everyone is proud of and will look back on their responses to these challenges". We still have a lot to endure, but there will be better days.

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