In an historical and television speech, Queen Elizabeth II addressed the British today on April 5 to give them words of encouragement in the face of the pressing coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world … Just the same day as her Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, he was admitted to the hospital after being sick for more than ten days due to Covid-19.
The sovereign asked for unity to the people to face the scourge of the virus, which already leaves almost five thousand dead in the United Kingdom: "We fight together against this disease and I guarantee that if we continue united we will overcome it".
Recorded from Windsor Castle, where she is currently isolated until she can return to normal, she had a few words of thanks to the health personnel who fight on the front line from the hospitals: “I also want to thank those who remain in home, thereby protecting the most vulnerable individuals and saving many families the pain that those who lost their loved ones are feeling.”
The monarch compared the current moment with those words that she herself spoke on the radio in 1940 during World War II for children who had been evacuated from their homes. “Today many will suffer a painful separation from their loved ones. Now, as back then, we know deep down that this is what we should do."
"Those who come after us will say that the British of this generation were as strong as all the others," he said, reminding them that good humor was one of the attributes that characterizes the British. As for his son, Prince Charles, who also tested positive recently, made no mention.