Queen Elizabeth II just delivered an official palace address to the UK about the coronavirus pandemic — her basic message … hang in there, y’all!!!
We’re being flip, but that’s the gist of Her Majesty’s broadcast speech. QE2 tells the British to maintain their resolve, keep their good humor and spirits about them and that together … we’ll all come out on the other side of this challenging time, across the pond and beyond.
You can watch the full speech above, but what’s interesting about it is the historical nature of the Queen delivering remarks like this at all — it rarely happens outside of Christmas.
Sunday’s address marks just the fourth time Liz has spoken to the public in an official speech — again, besides her annual Christmas talks — during her 68-year reign as Queen of England. So yeah, it’s a big deal she felt the need to talk now. The ‘rona got to her!
One other interesting note … according to Deadline, the Queen’s speech here was filmed with just one cameraman in the room with her (fully decked out in protective gear) while the rest of the crew monitored and tinkered from other rooms in the building.
Considering Prince Charles got hit with COVID-19 himself, the precautions probably a good idea around QE2. She’s right in that age group where coronavirus can hit hard.