Well just so everybody knows, it’s one of those speeches which Queen Elizabeth hoped she never has to deliver.
This speech was prepared back in the 80s by the Queen.
It was to give in the event when World War III breaks out. It was revealed last week. The address was written in the event. If an unfortunate event happened during her reign, she needed to address the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
This speech was released by the government of the United Kingdom last week under the 40-year rule. Not to forget, it is reflective of the time it was written. Also, it had a “planned” broadcast date of March 4, 1983.
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The speech prepared for world war III was: “The horrors of war could not have seemed more remote as my family and I shared our Christmas joy. Now, this madness of war is once more spreading throughout the whole world. Now, our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against the great odds.”
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She then also recalled the outbreak of World War II. It occurred just a few years after her father, King George VI became the ruling monarch. “I have never ever forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery. Not for a single moment or a single day did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall on to me as well”.
Going on further, Queen Elizabeth talked about the fears that everyone will face. At that time, when the speech was written, her second son, Prince Andrew was active in the navy.
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“My husband and I share with families up and down the land & the fear we feel for the loved ones who have left our side to serve their country first. My beloved son, Andrew is at this moment in action with his unit. So, we pray continually for his safety and for the safety of all servicemen and women who are at home and overseas”.
Of course, Queen’s speech also offered words of hope and encouragement.
“But whatever terrors lie in and wait for us all, some qualities have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century. It will once more be our strength. It is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defence against the unknown and the enemies. If the families remain united and resolute, giving shelter to those living alone and unprotected, our country’s will to survive all cannot be broken at all”.
This speech ends as you all might expect, with an encouragement to pray for those fighting and a blessing for the country. “As we all strive together to fight off the new evil, let us all pray for our country and men. God Bless you all”.
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