Queen Elizabeth II addresses the coronavirus pandemic and shares emotional words in a rare televised speech

"This generation is as strong as any."

The Queen has shared an emotional message with the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a rare televised speech, speaking from isolation in Windsor Castle, the Queen addressed the Commonwealth.

"This generation is as strong as any... better days will return," she reassured citizens.  

The monarchy then urged the British public and all Commonwealth members to practice self-discipline and during the coronavirus crisis.

"Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it," the Queen said. "I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.

She also used the moment — the fifth of its type — to personally thank health workers as well as other essential workers amid this crisis.

"I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time," she said.

"A time of disruption in the life of our country; a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She also said this "challenging" time reminded her of addressing her country in World War II.
"It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister."

"We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety.

"Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones."

This heartfelt speech comes weeks after her son Prince Charles was confirmed to have been conteacted the deadly virus. He has since recovered.

Watch the Queen's full speech here.

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