The queen additionally paid tribute to the front-line employees serving to within the combat in opposition to Covid-19 in Commonwealth nations.

AP, London

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:15 PM IST

Queen Elizabeth II highlighted the significance of staying in contact with buddies and households through the coronavirus pandemic in a message broadcast on Sunday.

Britain’s monarch additionally touched on the function of know-how in retaining individuals related amid the worldwide pandemic, in her royal tackle earlier than Commonwealth Day on Monday.

She made no point out of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and his spouse, Meghan — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — which is about to air Sunday night within the US, and on Monday within the UK.

“The testing times experienced by so many have led to a deeper appreciation of the mutual support and spiritual sustenance we enjoy by being connected to others,” the queen said in her audio message.

People have become used to “connecting and communicating by our innovative technology” that allows them to “stay in touch with friends, family, colleagues, and counterparts,” she stated.

Online communication “transcends boundaries or division, helping any sense of distance to disappear.”

The queen additionally paid tribute to the front-line employees serving to within the combat in opposition to Covid-19 in Commonwealth nations.

Her message of unity stood in distinction to the turmoil within the royal household earlier than the interview, which guarantees to supply an unprecedented glimpse into the couple’s departure from royal duties and the strains it has put them beneath.

Harry and Meghan departed royal life a yr in the past over what they described because the intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media towards the duchess, who’s biracial.

It’s unclear what public response, if any, the queen and different royal relations should the interview. The UK’s Sunday Times newspaper, citing an nameless supply, reported that the queen would not watch it.

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