PATRIOTIC Brits flocked to hear the Queen’s message of hope as the Coronavirus crisis continues to grip the country.
A whopping 24 million viewers watched it, making it the second-most watched national broadcast in ten years, just behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement two weeks ago.
Her Majesty’s speech was watched by; 14.1 million viewers on BBC One, 5.3 million on ITV One, 2.5 million on Channel 4 and the rest were spread among other broadcasters. A national broadcast by the monarch is a rare occurance, outside of her annual messages at Christmas, she has only addressed the nation directly in this way five times in her 68 year reign.
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN: HM Queen Elizabeth II addresses Britain from Windsor Castle amid the Coronavirus Pandemic https://t.co/F51rVMw7wa
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Addressing what she said is an “increasingly challenging time” for Britain, she spoke about various topics during the broadcast, including the virus itself, which she compared to World War 2, and showed appreciation to the next generation of Britons who were doing their part during the crisis, praising them as ‘strong as any’ previous generation, and for having the ‘attributes’ that ‘still characterise this country’.