The British are suffering badly from the Corona epidemic. In her Christmas address, the queen consoled her compatriot. He also thanked the volunteers.
Everybody wants a simple hug, Queen Elizabeth II said in her Christmas address this year that efforts are being made to comfort the British. For many, it is a sad year in the wake of the Corona epidemic. The 94-year-old said, “Some people mourn the loss of a loved one, others remember friends and family while they want a simple hug or a handshake for Christmas.” “We cannot celebrate the birth of Christ as usual, but life must go on.”
In her address, the queen thanked those who would now help the most vulnerable people in society. “We are moved by the kindness of strangers and find solitude in the fact that there is hope even in the darkest of nights.” They are “good Samaritans” who have reacted “surprisingly to the challenges of the year”. “I am proud and shaken by this calm and indomitable spirit,” said the emperor.
Second address already in corona crisis
In the first phase of the epidemic, the queen had already turned to her compatriots and called upon them to remain “united and determined”. She also thanked the NHS staff and all other carers.
The Queen’s address recorded at Windsor Castle, west of London, was addressed to the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The Queen’s Christmas address is a firm tradition, but otherwise she is very reluctant to make such appearances.
Christmas is different this time for the Royals.
For the queen and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, Christmas is looking different than usual this year. They spend a holiday at Windsor Castle without their family members and, as usual, not in Sandringham, eastern England. The British royals usually congregate there during the Christmas period.
Every year hundreds of spectators gather on Christmas day to attend the church of the Queen and her relatives. This time has also been canceled due to Corona epidemic. Instead, the Queen wanted to attend a small private service in a chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.