The Queen’s Coronavirus broadcast: ‘We will meet again’ - with words

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The Queen’s Coronavirus broadcast: ‘We will meet again’ - with words

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In a rare speech, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (93) delivers a special message to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic; and echoes the words of Vera Lynn’s wartime song, ‘We will meet again.’ Although this broadcast was addressed to the Commonwealth and UK, its message of hope may be welcomed by all citizens of Planet Earth.

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I’m speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time, a time of disruption in the life of our country, a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all. I want to thank everyone on the NHS frontline, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home...

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“We’ll Meet Again“ was a British song made famous by singer Vera Lynn during the Second World War. (Music and lyrics by English songwriters Ross Parker and Hughie Charles)

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We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
‘Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away...


See video and transcript here
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood :? " — Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood

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