The Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom addressed the nation on Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic. This was only the fifth occasion when the queen addressed the nation. In this rare speech of her, she thanked the peoples for obediently following government rules to stay at home. Well, this was one of her rarest speeches, have a look at her 4 earlier made public addresses.
"We will succeed and that success will belong to every one of us"— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 5, 2020
The Queen delivers a rallying message to the UK in its fight against coronavirus, thanking healthcare workers as well as people for staying at home and following government ruleshttps://t.co/Ku4DOhcotY pic.twitter.com/wdBsaFQjeQ
The four other addresses of Queen Elizabeth before this.
1. A televised speech to celebrate her diamond jubilee in June 2012.
2. In April 2002 the queen addressed the nation on the eve of her mother’s funeral.
3. A live broadcast on the eve of the funeral of princes of wales, Diana, in September 1997
4. She addressed for the very first time on 24th February 1991 before the beginning of the war in Iraq.
Coronavirus: The four times the Queen has addressed the nation before https://t.co/e6J1GTsGbd— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 5, 2020
The United Kingdom is undergoing severe impact of coronavirus, the country is under lockdown and big personalities like Prime minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles of Wales also tested positive for Covid-19. The Queen in her speech tells the UK “we will succeed” in this fight with the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen thanked ground workers who are confronting the virus in frontline like doctors, police and medical staff. She mentioned that “every hour of work brings us closer to a return to more normal times”. The total number of fatalities in the UK is 5000.
BBC Royal correspondent Jonny Dymond says the Queen’s message was “an ambitious broadcast, designed to reassure and to inspire”https://t.co/5Nu97wwG6Z— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 6, 2020
She was delivering and broadcasted this speech from Windsor castle, the queen said we have confronted many severe challenges before this, though it is a different one we will get rid of this as well. She further said that “this time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of sciences and our instinctive compassion to heal”.
Read Queen Elizabeth II’s message, to the nation, in full: https://t.co/iLBnrr5VoJ— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 5, 2020
The 93-year-old queen said that this “painful sense of separation from their loved ones “but we know this is the right thing to do to maintain social distancing and stay at home. Prime minister Boris Johnson is admitted to hospital soon after this speech, he was infected with covid-19.
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