The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thrown their support behind Her Majesty after she addressed the nation in a rare TV broadcast on Sunday.
- Prince William and Duchess Catherine reiterated the Queen’s words on their own Kensington Royal Instagram page
- The sentiment they chose to echo was: “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.”
- Her Majesty The Queen shared a message of support amid the coronavirus pandemic
- It follows royal news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprised NHS workers with sweet telephone calls
Prince William and Duchess Catherine publicly supported William’s grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, following her TV broadcast.
The Queen addressed the nation on Sunday night, in a bid to reignite the spirit of the United Kingdom as the country continues to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
And shortly after her address – which was hailed as “outstanding” and “uplifting” by viewers – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reiterated the monarch’s message.
Sharing a photograph of the Queen taken during her speech, the couple echoed the sentiment of her message and encouraged their followers to watch the broadcast in full.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrote, “‘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.’
“Her Majesty The Queen has addressed the UK and Commonwealth in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle — visit @TheRoyalFamily to watch in full.”
Aside from her annual Christmas Day speech, the 93-year-old monarch has only ever addressed the nation on four other historic occasions: after the Queen Mother’s death in 2002, ahead of Diana, Princess of Wales’ funeral in 1997, about the First Gulf War in 1991 and to mark her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
In her address, the Queen paid tribute not only to NHS workers on the front line and other key workers, but the British people’s sense of resilience.
She said, “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any.
“That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country. The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future.”