Queen Elizabeth II in a rare address called on United Kingdom to rise to confront the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic and sought to rally people in an increasingly challenging time by offering words of reassurance to lift their spirits. The 93-year-old monarch acknowledged the suffering that many families have experienced because of the COVID-19 crisis, which has infected more than 47,806 people in the UK and killed at least 4,934. “While we have faced challenges before, this one is different,” she said. “We will succeed -and that success will belong to every one of us.” Christmas messages but has given an address like this on only three previous occasions. She delivered speeches after the Queen Mother’s death in 2002, before the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, and at the time of the first Gulf War in 1991. She lauded Britain’s beloved National Health Service in a broadcast that featured pictures of medical teams suiting up to … [Read more...] about Queen’s message of hope to the UK
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