March 19, 2020 / 4:47 PM / 15 days ago

Queen Elizabeth addresses message to nation over virus crisis

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth said on Thursday that the royal family would play its part as Britain rises to the challenge of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.

“Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge,” the 93-year-old monarch said in a statement.

“You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.”

Reporting by Andy Bruce, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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