The Queen says she hopes the coronavirus crisis will prove “this generation is as strong as any” in a rare special address to the Commonwealth.
She urged Britons and all Commonwealth members to value self-discipline and resolve during the crisis.
The monarch also used the address — only the fifth of its type — to personally thank frontline health workers and others carrying out essential works during the crisis.
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