This evening, Queen Elizabeth addressed the public in a rare televised speech. The British monarch offered a message of hope amid the coronavirus crisis, saying:
"While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal.
We will succeed – and that success will belong to every one of us. We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again."
She also spoke of the incredible work NHS employees are doing on the front lines of fighting COVID-19.
"I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all," she said.
In addition to her words of appreciation, the Queen offered another signal of solidarity to those doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals working tirelessly to save patients and stop the spread of this disease during tonight's broadcast.
For her speech, which was filmed at Windsor Castle, the Queen chose to wear a dress in a very particular shade of turquoise. It's a color often used in medical scrubs, and given the nature of the British monarch's speech (and the thought that goes in to the Queen's wardrobe), it's hard to believe that would be a coincidence.
Watch the Queen's full address below:
Her Majesty The Queen addresses the UK and the Commonwealth in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/HjO1uiV1Tm— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 5, 2020
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