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Time for our Queen to speak?

(125 Posts)
hollysteers Sun 22-Mar-20 00:03:10

As the whole nation frets and talk of the wartime spirit prevails, would we be comforted by a speech from the Queen, as in the days after the death of Diana?
It’s interesting too that the Queen herself must be surrounded by people coming and going and we have a thread on whether a cleaner should come into our home, our own castle!

oldgimmer1 Tue 24-Mar-20 17:01:36

I have a list of "duties" that are not strictly within my job description but I am required to undertake them nonetheless if required.


LucyLocket55 Tue 24-Mar-20 17:24:56

Mmm, people in the countryside criticising Londoners moving to their more isolated second homes and BoJo saying they must not do this.

Queen : Moves from London to Windsor (ok she is elderly)
Charles & Camilla : Moves London to Birkhall, Scotland
Cambridgeshire: Moves London to Anmer Hall, Norfolk.

One rule for them, one for the rest? Whatever happened to ' the children won't leave London without me, I won't leave without the King and the King will never leave London' spirit of the Queen Mother?

oldgimmer1 Tue 24-Mar-20 17:30:04

Quite, @lucy.

One rule for them, another for the rabble.

Anniebach Tue 24-Mar-20 17:49:33

Charles, Camilla, William and Kate live in isolation in London
surely .

eazybee Tue 24-Mar-20 19:49:20

The Queen lives in Windsor Castle. it is her home. The MMs wanted an apartment there but were told politely, no. Buckingham Palace is for official functions and offices.
I do think Charles and Camilla should stay, but are they elderly and vulnerable?

Calendargirl Sat 04-Apr-20 18:53:24

Now that the Queen is going to broadcast to the nation on Sunday night, I trust that the original question has been answered.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 05-Apr-20 20:29:26

Good speech I thought, it struck the right tone.

Class act

BlueSky Sun 05-Apr-20 20:36:15

Watched the Queen and weirdly found it moving and reassuring, signs of the times no doubt!

Whitewavemark2 Sun 05-Apr-20 20:37:47

It is weird because it would never occur to me to listen to her at Christmas or any other time tbh.

Times of crises and all that.

Summerlove Sun 05-Apr-20 20:43:36

I thought it was just right

Very appreciated

Smileless2012 Sun 05-Apr-20 20:46:31

I found it reassuring and moving too Bluebell which I wasn't expecting. As you say probably a sign of the times.

merlotgran Sun 05-Apr-20 20:51:24

I found it moving as well. She has struck the right note at the right time.

Doodle Sun 05-Apr-20 21:05:00

Yes me too. Struck the right tone.

NanKate Sun 05-Apr-20 21:36:46

? for me too. What a gal.

Jane10 Sun 05-Apr-20 22:12:35

I thought Her Majesty got that speech absolutely right. Just what we needed to hear. It felt like a very serious moment.
God Save the Queen!!

dragonfly46 Sun 05-Apr-20 22:21:06

I am a great admirer of the Queen and thought her address was just right.

Pikachu Sun 05-Apr-20 22:30:30

I’m not a fan but that was well thought out and there was some feeling behind it, for a chance.

annep1 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:11:00

Oh I feel so optimistic now. I know we will all cope so much better after that very emotional speech and promise of practical help from the RF.

LullyDully Mon 06-Apr-20 08:20:58

I thought she hit the right tone for us all. Well done Lizzy.

What amazed me was having an email from my Californian friend , turns out they ran it there at the same time as we saw it. ( let's hope DR doesn't do the same. )

eazybee Mon 06-Apr-20 09:06:17

Absolutely right, and reassuring.

Harris27 Mon 06-Apr-20 09:09:41

Think this should have been done a bit earlier than yesterday however she did have the right words at the right time and I think people will be happy with that.

Alexa Mon 06-Apr-20 09:58:20

I love the Queen with affection and a measure of trust . I have been accompanied by stories and pictures of Elizabeth ever since she and I were little girls about the same age as each other, so how could I not feel affection and respect for her?

Her speech was a national ritual . Rituals are necessary for a society to cohere.

mokryna Mon 06-Apr-20 11:08:58

Clips have been shown several times in France. She is Queen to one in four people round the world, isn’t she?

henetha Mon 06-Apr-20 11:52:51

I feel the same as Alexa. The Queen is 11 years older than me and I grew up watching her. I was named after her, my middle name is Elizabeth.
I thought last night's message was just what we need.