The Queen addressed the nation at 9pm stating that it was 75 years ago to the hour that her father delivered his speech following the end of World War Two. Queen Elizabeth II stated that while the British public will have celebrated from their homes and doorsteps due to the coronavirus pandemic, the streets are filled with love and care for each other. Britons took to social media to pay tribute to the monarch.
One Twitter user said: “The Queen nailed that speech again didn’t she!”
Another tweeted: “What a beautiful speech from her majesty the Queen God bless her.”
A third wrote: “I’m too emotional, just cried over the Queen’s speech.”
Another tweeted: “What a brilliant, uplifting and emotional speech.”
A fifth said: “Yet another great speech. What a woman.”
Another wrote: “How lucky we are to have such an inspiring and tremendous Queen.
“Her speech today lifted the nation and gave hope to us during these uncertain times.”
One other Twitter user said: “Properly blubbing at the Queen’s speech.”
Queen Elizabeth said during her VE Day speech: “I speak to you today at the same hour as my father did, exactly 75 years ago.
“His message then was a salute to the men and women at home and abroad who had sacrificed so much in pursuit of what he rightly called a ‘great deliverance’.
“The war had been a total war; it had affected everyone, and no one was immune from its impact.
“Whether it be the men and women called up to serve; families separated from each other; or people asked to take up new roles and skills to support the war effort, all had a part to play.
“At the start, the outlook seemed bleak, the end distant, the outcome uncertain.
“But we kept faith that the cause was right – and this belief, as my father noted in his broadcast, carried us through.
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“Never give up, never despair – that was the message of VE Day.”
Queen Elizabeth II concluded: “Today it may seem hard that we cannot mark this special anniversary as we would wish.
“Instead we remember from our homes and our doorsteps.
“But our streets are not empty; they are filled with the love and the care that we have for each other.
“And when I look at our country today, and see what we are willing to do to protect and support one another, I say with pride that we are still a nation those brave soldiers, sailors and airmen would recognise and admire.
“I send my warmest good wishes to you all.”