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Queen Elizabeth II gave her moving coronavirus address to UK citizens last night. Over 5,000 miles away in Los Angeles, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were watching online too, Harper’s Bazaar reports. A source close to the couple told the outlet that Meghan and Harry “were both moved” by the Queen’s speech. “They described it as not just a demonstration of experienced leadership, but also warmth, reassurance, and comfort.”

The Queen thanked those on the frontlines and those quarantining and socially distancing in her speech. “Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it,” she said. “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.”

She touched on her personal experience at the end of her speech, stressing that the world will succeed if people work together. She said:

Though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.

It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety.

Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones.

But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.

While we have faced challenges before, this one is different.

This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor, 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.

But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.

Watch the Queen’s full speech below:



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