Queen to urge ‘self-discipline and resolve’

Queen Elizabeth to urge 'self-discipline and resolve'
Queen Elizabeth to urge 'self-discipline and resolve'
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Daily US Times: In a special address to the nation on Sunday, Queen Elizabeth is to stress the value of self-discipline and resolve during the coronavirus pandemic.

She will acknowledge the grief, pain and financial difficulties Britons are facing during this “time of disruption” in this rare speech.

She will also thank NHS staff and key workers, and emphasize the important role individuals can play.

Her address will be broadcast on TV, radio and social media platforms at 20:00 British Standard Time.

The Queen is expected to say: “I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time.

“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.”

BBC reported an early sneak peek of her speech. 

The network said, she will add: “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.

“And those who come after us will say that the Britons of this generation were as strong as any.

“That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterize this country.”

Her speech was recorded by a single cameraman wearing protective equipment, with all the other technical staff in another room.

The Queen’s speech will be intended to reassure and rally people in this critical coronavirus pandemic.

As per the latest information published on Saturday, deaths in the UK reached 4,313 on Saturday – up by 708 on Friday’s figure.

The address will come less than a week after Prince Charles came out of self-isolation, following his diagnosis of coronavirus.

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