Queen Elizabeth won’t let social distancing keep her from making an important public address to the U.K.
The 93-year-old made a special speech to the public Sunday, regarding the current coronavirus pandemic. And 24 million people tuned in on TV alone to hear her message, according to the BBC.
The broadcast was recorded at the queen’s weekend home, Windsor Castle, outside London, where Her Majesty and Prince Philip are currently self-isolating. Per the BBC, a single cameraman wearing protective gear filmed the prerecorded video, while all other technical staff remained in another room. Social distancing at its finest.
During the five minute address, Her Majesty offered viewers reassurance that although times are difficult, better days are on the horizon.
“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. “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.”
The monarch hasn't made a speech like this since 2002, when she spoke on the eve of her mother’s funeral. Last month, the monarch penned a powerful note addressing the British people’s ability to come together.
When there’s a global pandemic, one cameraman will do the trick.