Ya’ll – the Queen spoke and we’re not talking about Beyonce. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II spoke to the nation on Sunday in a rare televised address and called for unity amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

“Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it,” the Queen said. “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.”

In the pre-recorded video, she also thanked those in the frontlines like the National Health Service and other essential services.

 

“The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit, and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children,” she said.

“It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety,” the Queen said, adding “today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones.”

According to Johns Hopkins University, Britain has reported more than 4,000 COVID-19 related fatalities.