As it is always said, old age comes with nuggets of wisdom. And this is evident in Queen Elizabeth’s II message, addressed to the UK and the Commonwealth in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle.
“I am speaking to you, to what I know is an increasingly challenging time. A time of disruption to the life of our country,” started the old but composed Queen Elizabeth II.
“A disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.” She continued giving her five-minute speech.
A Rare Occasion.
It was a rare occasion since the queen is said to only address the UK and the commonwealth during the Christmas time or when welcoming a new parliament to office.
The other occasions when the queen delivered her speeches were – Gulf War, February 1991 – Death of Diana, September 1997 – Death of Queen Mother, April 2002 – Diamond Jubilee, June 2012 – Coronavirus outbreak, April 2020
Queen Elizabeth stated that the covid-19 crisis gave the reminiscence of her address to the UK during World War II back in 1940.
“It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety,” She said.
The Monarch added that “today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones.”
The Thank You Note
It is a difficult time but still, there are those who work round the clock to ensure that we are taken care of and above all, we survive this monster. Don’t they need a standing ovation? Yes, they do!
In her speech, the Queen thanked all the people who have been on the frontline in battling the Covid-19 crisis including those involved in running essential roles.
“The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit, and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.”
The Parting Shot: “WE SHALL SUCCEED”
In her long but moving speech, her majesty stressed one thing, “all this shall come to pass” only if we join hands and work together.
“Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it,” the Queen said. “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.”
The Queen concluded her moving speech by urging the World to unite and use every available resource to fight the Covid-19 and we shall succeed.
“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,”