Ahead of Commonwealth Day, the Queen and senior members of the royal family took part in a video message celebrating the family of nations and, in particular, how people have dealt with the pandemic.
Her Majesty spoke to the UK at Part of the Commonwealth Day celebrations in a special program on BBC One and was accompanied by The Prince of Wales.
She gave her speech at St. George’s Hall in Windsor in front of the flags of the Commonwealth.
The Queen signs her annual Commonwealth Day message at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle, drawing attention to the impact of the pandemic. Elizabeth II noted “moving examples of courage, commitment and, across the Commonwealth, despite the varied experiences with the pandemic selfless commitment « .
The 94-year-old monarch spoke about the use of technology to overcome physical distance: » We are more attached to the connection and communication for innovation and technology ”, as the footage also showed members of the royal family doing virtual engagements and“ helping everyone to vanish sense of distance. «
» I hope we will maintain this renewed sense of closeness and community in the future, « she added.
The queen wears a cornflower blue suit with her chrysanthemum brooch; you can tell this for that, that can be seen in photos taken in 1947 on their honeymoon with Philip in Broadlands, and again as pictures to celebrate the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary in 2007.
🌍 In this year’s #CommonwealthDay message, the Queen pays tribute to the How communities across the Family of Nations have come together in response to the pandemic. Pic.twitter.com/rOoUMJLlKg
Of course, Prince Philip is currently in hospital for an infection as well as heart surgery after a two week stay The Duke of Edinburgh is now back in King Edward VII’s hospital.
Prince Charles spoke of the « universal devastation » caused by Covid-19 and recognized the difficulties rituals that did not cause social interaction through a lectern in the abbey.
« The coronavirus pandemic has struck every country in the Commonwealth, cruelly robbing countless people of their lives and livelihoods, destroying our societies and denying us human connections that we appreciate so much, « said Charles.
» In the midst of this heartbreaking suffering, the extraordinary determination, courage and creativity with which people responded was an inspiration to all of us.
« This one Pandemic has shown us the true nature of a global emergency. We have learned that human health, economic health and the health of the planets are fundamentally interconnected and that pandemics, climate change and loss of biodiversity are existential threats that know no bounds. “
He also celebrated the Commonwealth’s“ critical work ”in combating climate change. After the pandemic, Charles promoted the « Better Back Down » ethos to make things greener and reverse the effects of pollution.
The Duchess of Cornwall also featured on the program, « A Celebration of Commonwealth Day » , Prince William and Catherine and the Countess of Wessex. The theme was « Delivering a Common Future: Connectivity, Innovation, Transformation » among the 54 nations and over 2.4 billion people it represents.
In March 2020, the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey was the last The Sussexes ‘official appearance before moving to North America and one of their last royal engagements before the lockdown restrictions went into effect.
Camilla speaks to Clare Balding in the Poets’ Corner at the Abbey and says that she is two or more years old three years old “I think I was bitten [by the reading error] at that age and from then on I just kept walking. and I’ve participated in many literacy programs and patronages. I just firmly believe that all children should be taught to read. «
She explained how her father was » a passionate bibliophile « who » sat and read to us children, took us on wonderful adventures … all over the world « .
Indian author Ranjasinh Disale was involved video-linked to the conversation and shared his work in encouraging reading, especially among girls.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to a healthcare doctor as part of their message. In conversation with Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba, from South Africa, who works for the frontlines of the rights of health workers, explained to Catherine: “Here in Britain the amazing work of the front has been widely recognized by the public, and it is almost sad that the public is taking the Pandemic to really support all those working on the front lines. “
Dr. Sifumba replied, “We actually know the problems, we see them every day; When you go to work, there are the problems.
“The problem is, our voices are not being heard. We are on the front lines and we are expected to elevate humanity.
« So my advice to everyone is if you know a healthcare worker – any healthcare worker – just love them, love them, love him even more.
Since the pandemic in Great Britain, the couple have shown their support for the emergency services – especially for the Duke.
🇿🇦 Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba advocates for health workers and the importance of taking care of doctors on the front lines.
This #CommonwealthDay The Duke and Duchess spoke to medical, charitable and volunteer workers from across the Commonwealth 🌍 pic.twitter.com / tE1ShYCzts
William says, « We, Catherine and I have spoken to many healthcare workers in the UK and around the world over the past year. We hear your concerns and concerns and thank you for talking to us about them «
They also spoke to Faysal about his SafeWheel project, which supports rural communities in Bangladesh with affordable simple rickshaw ambulances.
The Countess’ contribution was also International Women’s Day, also on March 8th this year. Sophie spoke to two Commonwealth women – Caitlin from Australia and Virginia from Malawi, both young leaders of the Queen – to learn about their experiences of helping other women and their wider communities.
Caitlin is running a program to get young women involved in politics, be it becoming political leaders or changing politics, which impressed the Countess.
Virginia’s work focuses on getting girls into school and their « worth. » “To reshape for society. The Royal actually visited one of the Girls Arise for Change projects during her visit last year.
Sophie was asked about her work. She commented, « It can get a bit tired » when it comes to women’s rights, and so she « wants to take the discussion to a place where it becomes too much level playing field because it’s a win-win situation, doesn’t it. » one against the other. «
A reflection was given by Commonwealth Games heptathlete Denise Lewis and prayers from the Dean of Westminster.
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