LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement on Sunday that she was able to stay in touch with friends and family during the coronavirus epidemic.
In his Royal Address on the eve of the Commonwealth Day on Monday, the British monarch also spoke about the role of technology in keeping people connected to the global epidemic.
He did not mention Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and his wife, Mexan, Duchess of Sussex, which will be shown in the United States on Sunday evening and in the United Kingdom on Monday.
“The testing times that so many have experienced have deepened the mutual support and caring life we enjoy connecting with others,” the Queen said in an audio message.
People are accustomed to “connecting with our innovative technology”, which allows them to “stay in touch with friends, family, colleagues, partners.” Online communication “transcends boundaries or divisions, helping to dispel any sense of distance.”
The Queen also paid tribute to the frontline staff who are assisting in the fight against COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.
His message of unity was contrasted with the turmoil in the royal family before the interview, which promises to take an unprecedented look at the couple’s departure from the royal duties և under that tension.
Harry և Megan passed away a year ago, which they described as an intrusion into the British media, a racist attitude towards the Duchess, who is a dual citizen.
It is unclear how the public will react to the interview with the Queen and other members of the royal family. The Sunday Times of Great Britain, citing an anonymous source, reports that the Queen will not watch it.