Queen Elizabeth II addressed the U.K. and the commonwealth in a pre-recorded televised broadcast on Sunday.
Her Majesty The Queen addresses the UK and the Commonwealth in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/HjO1uiV1Tm
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The Queen spoke about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has infected more than 42,000 people in the U.K. and killed at least 4,313.
She thanked healthcare workers on the National Health Service front lines and other essential workers. She also expressed thanks to those who are practicing social distancing by staying home and asked for people to stay strong during “an increasingly challenging time.”
“I want to reassure you, that if we remain united and resolute, then we will over come it, ” she said.
Earlier this month, the Queen’s son and heir to the throne Prince Charles was diagnosed with a mild case of the virus.
The 93-year-old monarch and her 98-year-old husband Prince Phillip are considered to be in the vulnerable group about 70 years of age whom Britain’s government has advised to stay home for 12 weeks.