The US President described the monarch as a “great and wonderful woman “in a Tweet just before she addressed the country in her fifth broadcast announcement, with the exception of Christmas speeches. Retweeting the accouncement of the Queen ‘s speech, he added: “A great & wonderful woman!”
The US President has previously voiced his esteem for the Queen, saying they had an “automatic chemistry “with her and has” really got to know “her during international engagements since he became president in
Appealing to the spirit of the Second World War, the Queen told millions of TV viewers: “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-humored solution and of fellow-feeling still characterize this country. ” )
historic address was recorded at Windsor Castle with a sole cameraman dressed in protective clothing.
(US president Donald Trump ) (Image: Getty)
“I am speaking to you at what I know is an challenging challenging time,” she said. “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. ”
The Queen thanked NHS staff and other key workers for their efforts in the fight against the pandemic.
The speech is one of five addresses the Queen has made in extraordinary circumstances.
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The rare announcements come in times of s orrow – the Gulf conflict in , after the shocking death of Princess Diana in and on the eve of the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2016.
The Queen also made a statement with the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee in . On Thursday, the Queen took he seat in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle to record the message. Only one camera operator was in the room with her, several yards away and wearing protective equipment. DON’T MISS:
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Aides had been thinking of preparing an Easter Day address for the monarch to provide a message of hope.
As the situation became more severe by the day, a quicker response was needed . A Palace source said the address, written by the Queen and her aides, was ‘deeply personal’ to Her Majesty and echoed ‘her experience in other difficult times’.
One source said there was also a ‘Diana factor’ – what they described as the memory of the time when the Queen was criticized for addressing the nation a week after the sudden death of the Princess of Wales.
Aides had been thinking of preparing an Easter Day (Image: Getty)
During the speech the Queen mentions the sacrifices Britain and her allies made during the Second World War. by reminiscing the hardships, the monarch gives a message of hope and unity to get the nation through the tough times.
The Queen evokes her father King George VI word’s when he made an address at the start of the Second World War.
A source said: “The message will include a thank- you to those on the NHS front line, care workers and those carrying out essential roles. It will also recognize the pain already felt by many families who have lost loved ones and thank those who are following the official guidance to stay at home to protect the vulnerable. ”