The last week was very horrendous and emotional for the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth’s speech came out as a relief to many royal fans.
Many political leaders around the globe are trying their best to control the spread of COVID-19. Efforts are made to restore peace amongst their citizens in these testing times. In a recent speech, Queen Elizabeth II did the same.
It was Her Majesty’s fifth-ever national address. First on was after the 1991 Gulf War, second after death of Princess Diana in 1197, third after the Death of Queen Mother in 2002 and Diamond Jubilee address in 2012.
The Queen’s inspirational and heartfelt message regarding the COVID-19 has influenced people across the world. The speech was shot inside the Windsor Castle, recorded by a single cameraman donning protective gear.
The message was broadcast on the BBC and also shared widely on the royal family’s social media accounts. While she may have addressed the speech only to her countrymen, but it was the world that was watching. Indeed, Queen Elizabeth soon evoked a specific parallel to World War II.
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Afterwards, the broadcast became personal. It was showing a picture of the Queen and her sister Margaret in 1940 as they gave a radio address to children who, due to The Blitz, had been evacuated from their homes and sent away from their families. “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.”
Her tone was steady and reassuring, yet the ending of the speech packed an emotional punch. “While we have faced challenges before, this is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour.
Using the great development and craftsmanship and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed—and that success will belong to every one of us. All should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return. We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again.”
All in all, the speech ran for nearly four and a half minutes. Yet, as the United Kingdom—and nations all around the world—are in the midst of a brutal battle against an invisible force, it was a welcome morale booster from a benevolent figure with no other agenda than caring for her country.
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