Queen Elizabeth asks for ‘good-humored resolve’

Queen Elizabeth II delivered a special televised address on Sunday, a rarity intended to boost morale amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking from Windsor Castle, where she is currently isolating, the 93-year-old monarch praised the country’s “self-discipline” and “quiet, good-humored resolve” in “an increasingly challenging time.”

Acknowledging the grief, financial distress, and “enormous changes” to daily life the virus has wrought, the queen thanked essential workers, “who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home.” She also thanked those adhering to social distancing policies and “staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable, and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones.”