Queen Elizabeth says nation will succeed in fight against novel coronavirus

08 Avril, 2020, 01:43 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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The Queen said, 'While we have faced challenges before, this one is different.

"This time we join with all nations in a common endeavour".

She also thanked key workers, saying "every hour" of work "brings us closer to a return to more normal times".

"We will succeed - and that success will belong to every one of us", she said.

Queen Elizabeth made a rare address to the nation amidst the coronavirus pandemic that has been ravaging the entire world.

The queen gives yearly Christmas messages but has given an address like this on only three previous occasions. The Royal Family is arguably the first thing that comes to foreigner's minds when they think about the United Kingdom, and while the image of Queen Elizabeth II is around the hundreds of now-closed tourist shops in London, many people, in particular younger generations of liberal Britons, oppose the continuity of an institution some regard as useless.

Sophie Tinger, a 10-year-old girl from Hertfordshire raised the spirits of NHS staff by singing "We'll Meet Again".

The queen will laud Britain's beloved National Health Service and others in essential services, together with around 750,000 people who volunteered to help the vulnerable. So, earlier she spoke about the war in the Persian Gulf, in connection with the death of the Queen mother Elizabeth, the death of Princess Diana, and in honor of the Diamond jubilee of his reign.

On Monday in her address from Windsor Castle, the Queen urged discipline and resolve in a time of crisis.

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The Queen goes on to thank the people who are contributing to the cause by staying indoors.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized, Sunday, after testing positive for COVID-19 over a week ago. However, her spokesperson revealed on Monday regarding his excellent health and his successful recovery.

"It reminds me of the very first speech in the tv, which I held in 1940 with the help of my sister". "I'm hoping that in the next few years, everyone is proud of and will look back on their responses to these challenges".

It was only the fourth time in her 93 years that she's made a special broadcast related to current events, and she nailed it.

We may be in lockdown but thanks to modern technology we are not alone and our ordeal at the moment can´t be compared to those poor and courageous children who were sent away at such a young age.

At the start of the video Sophie says: 'Hi everybody, I hate this isolation and quarantine thing so I'm going to cheer you up by doing a nice song called We'll Meet Again by Vera Lynn.

"We should console ourselves that while we still have more to endure, better days will return", he said.

"My family and I send our enduring appreciation and good wishes".

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