Queen Elizabeth II Will Address the Public to Mark 75th Anniversary of VE Day
Great Britain will be commemorating the anniversary of the end of World War II. In line with this, Queen Elizabeth will address the public to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE (Victory of Europe) Day.
The Queen's message will be shown in the evening. The BBC reported it will make a special program for the country's important milestone.
The special observance will feature the country's talented individuals, including Katherine Jenkins, Adrian Lester, and Beverly Knight. An iconic song about the end of the second world war will also be played nationally.
Queen Elizabeth II tours Queen Mother Square on October 27, 2016 in Poundbury, Dorset. | Photo: Getty Images
A POIGNANT EVENT
The 94-year old monarch will deliver a speech in line with the 75th anniversary of the VE Day on May 8 at 9 pm. It is also to the same exact time her father, King George VI, gave a speech in 1945, as reported by Hello! Magazine.
After the Queen's public address, the song "We'll Meet Again" will be played. The public is encouraged to open their doors and join in singing the song.
The Queen was only 19 when the second world war ended. She and her sister, Princess Margaret, spent their teenage years at the Windsor Castle for safety reasons.
The live broadcast is the result of a revised plan since the nation is on lockdown. The country's usual operations were closed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by the Daily Mail.
A lone cameraman in protective gear will record the Queen's message at the Windsor Castle. In line with the practice of physical distancing, the cameraman will stand at least two meters away from the Queen.
Last month, the Queen gave one of her rare speeches ever since she started her reign in 1952.
The Prince of Wales is also expected to read excerpts from King George VI's diary from May 8, 1945. A series of video calls with war veterans who served the country will also take place during the commemoration.
Last month, the Queen gave one of her rare speeches ever since she started her reign in 1952. Her statement was about the COVID-19 crisis, which is every nation's challenge, as reported by USA Today.
"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 said.
The monarch added that she hopes everyone will take pride in how they responded to the challenge when they look back on this time in the years to come. She continued, "And those who come after us will say that the Britons of this generation were as strong as any."
The beloved Queen was earlier reported to have broken one of the royal protocols when Michelle Obama paid her a visit in 2009. This was revealed by the monarch's closest dresser, Angela Kelly.