Speaking from Windsor Castle Sunday, Queen Elizabeth said the coronavirus pandemic reminds Her Majesty of a speech given during the first World War in 1914, but vowed life will one day return to normal.
“It reminds me of the very first broadcast in 1914. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from loved ones. But now as then, we know deep down that it is the right thing to do. While we have faced challenges before, this one is different,” said Queen Elizabeth, 93. “This time we join with all the nations across the globe in a common endeavor.”
“We will success and that success will belong to every one of us. We should take comfort while we have more to endure, better days will return. We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again. But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.”
“I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride to how they responded to this challenge. Those who come after us will say the Britans in this generation were as strong as any.”