The British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II who became queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on Feb. 6, 1952, after her father, King George VI passed away has sent a message of hope to British citizens as the Country battles with the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands.
The Queen’s pre-recorded speech offered support to those marking the occasion privately as well as the wider country, adding: “But Easter isn’t cancelled; indeed, we need Easter as much as ever.”
The 93-year-old monarch, who is the symbolic head of the Church of England, also stated that “Easter isn’t canceled” in her first ever address to mark the Christian holy day.
“This year, Easter will be different for many of us, but by keeping apart we keep others safe. But Easter isn’t canceled; indeed, we need Easter as much as ever,”.
The Queen who has navigated a world war, survived poisoning, seen 12 US presidents come and go, said on Saturday that Coronavirus will ‘not overcome’ the UK but rather people should look unto the light and hope that Easter brings.
The discovery of the risen Christ on the first Easter Day gave his followers new hope and fresh purpose, and we can all take heart from this.
“We know that coronavirus will not overcome us. As dark as death can be — particularly for those suffering with grief — light and life are greater. May the living flame of the Easter hope be a steady guide as we face the future.”
The latest figures from the Department of Health reveal a total of 9,892 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, while the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK increased to 79,885.