The Queen said the UK “will succeed” in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic in early April. During her rousing speech, the monarch spoke of social distancing and drew similarities to her experience of the Second World War. The viral pandemic is unprecedented, but the Queen must be prepared for all eventualities. So what does she have planned to say in the event WW3 breaks out?
The Queen is a symbol of stability and hope for many during these trying times.
In her rare speech delivered on April 5, she said: “While we have faced challenges before, this one is different.”
She added: “This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal.
“We will succeed – and that success will belong to every one of us.
“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.”
In recent days, while nations across the world continue to battle coronavirus, another potential threat has loomed.
Speculation about the emergence of World War 3 has spiked in recent days after a rumour about North Korean Supreme Leader King Jong-un’s health went viral.
Experts warned the death of the North Korean leader could spark the USA and South Korea into military action which could lead to WW3.
While politicians and nationals would likely be in a state of shock at the outbreak of WW3, the Queen has a secret speech prepared for World War 3.
During one of the most fraught periods during the Cold War, the Queen prepared a speech to deliver to the nation in the event of a nuclear war.
Tensions were rife between the US and Soviet Union, with a nuclear war almost triggered in October when an annual Nato military exercise was perceived as a genuine attack.
According to newspapers from 1983, the Queen’s script for the hypothetical broadcast saw the Queen describe the threat to Britain as “greater” than any other in history.
The speech was devised by Whitehall officials but was never recorded.
It was written in 1983 was made public in 2013 by the National Archives in accordance with the 30-year-rule.
While some parts of the speech are considered to be outdated, for example, one part referencing Prince Andrew serving in the Navy, the overall sentiment surrounding the speech remains the same.
The speech begins by referencing the Queen’s festive address from the previous December.
Then the speech refers to “the horrors of war could not have seemed more remote as my family and I shared our Christmas joy with the growing family of the Commonwealth”.
The address added: “Now, this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds.
“I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father’s [George VI’s] inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939 [at the start of World War II].
“Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me.
“But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all, the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.
“My husband and I share with families up and down the land the fear we feel for sons and daughters, husbands and brothers who have left our side to serve their country.
“My beloved son Andrew is at this moment in action with his unit and we pray continually for his safety and for the safety of all servicemen and women at home and overseas.
“It is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defence against the unknown.
“If families remain united and resolute, giving shelter to those living alone and unprotected, our country’s will to survive cannot be broken.”
The chilling message concludes with the Queen adding: “As we strive together to fight off the new evil, let us pray for our country and men of goodwill wherever they may be. God Bless you all.”
Many have been struck by similarities between the Queen’s proposed WW3 speech and that which she delivered at the beginning of April.
For instance, on April 5 the Queen struck a similar tone of unity.
She said: “Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.”