Queen Elizabeth Speaks out about Global Coronavirus Pandemic & Talks about Communities Working as One
Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and panic all around the world, The Queen has issued a message of hope to the citizens of the United Kingdom.
In a time when people need the assurance from their leaders, Queen Elizabeth II has addressed the UK as regards the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. BBC reported that the monarch, through Instagram has urged people to "work as one."
The statement, which has since gotten people's responses, also praised the efforts of scientists, medics, and emergency staff, who were doing their bit to help during the crisis. The 93-year-old Queen had added that:
"Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge."
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A MESSAGE FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN . As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty. We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them. At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal. We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals - today and in the coming days, weeks and months. Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part. ELIZABETH R
The 93-year-old's post came soon after Boris Johnson's spokesman maintained that there was zero possibility of people getting prohibited from traveling in and out of London.
It has also remained unclear whether members of the family would join the Queen for the Easter Sunday service which has been their tradition for many years.
Boris' spokesman also made it clear that the nation's capital had not been put into lockdown, The Telegraph revealed.
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Spotlight on: Endeavour Fund Today we are taking a look back at the amazing work done by the @EndeavourFund, an organisation created by The Duke of Sussex to support the Armed Forces community. HRH was motivated by the ambitions of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans across the UK, who wanted to use sport and adventurous activity as part of their recovery. And what they choose to take on is extraordinary! These men and women break global records and set goals for those around the world - non-disabled and disabled alike, including: The first amputee to cross Greenland icecap unsupported, the first triple amputee to qualify as a rescue diver, the fastest unsupported rowing time across the Atlantic, and so many more. The endeavours they take on are inspirational, but also have a tremendous impact on their physical, emotional and social recovery, as well as a lasting effect on the family and community around them. Since launching in 2012, the Endeavour Fund has supported nearly 6,000 WIS in sport and adventure challenges. As The Duke said, “The magic of the Endeavour Fund is that it enables those who had life changing injuries in their prime, many of whom felt defeated, to use the power of sport to find a new purpose. The renewed self-belief we see in everyone who participates, and how this transforms their lives and the lives of those around them is overwhelming. Beyond that, each man or woman who participates uses their endeavour as an opportunity to raise funds for another serviceman or woman who needs the same support they once did. It’s a powerful and meaningful process that I am so proud to be a part of.” • In 2019 alone, 17 grants were submitted benefitting nearly a thousand WIS and over 200 family and friends. 198 qualifications were gained and more than 80 are back in the workforce feeling fulfilled and with a renewed sense of purpose. Photo © Endeavour Fund
The father-of-one stated that although the choice to postpone the games was difficult, he hoped that the extra year they had would give competitors time to get "even fitter than you already are."
The @WeAreInvictus patron, the #DukeofSussex, has released a video message to the #InvictusGames competitors recognising their disappointment at the news, but that it's the best outcome for their safety and recovery. #CoronavirusUpdate #IG2020 #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/SLbT7QOl7D— Invictus Games The Hague 2020 (@InvictusGamesNL) March 19, 2020
Other notable events that have been either shifted or canceled include the royal garden parties at the Queen's London residence and the Japanese state visit.
Royal fans have remained anxious as they wait for announcements regarding the Queen's birthday parade, known as Trooping the Colour, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of VE Day.
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