98 year-old husband Prince Philip and the Queen have been self-isolating at Windsor Castle since one of the Buckingham Palace aides tested positive for COVID-19. "A time of disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulty to many and enormous changes to the daily lives of us al", the Queen said at the start of the broadcast.
She also paid tribute to health care staff for their selfless work and commended the "heart-warming" stories of people across the Commonwealth, of which she is head, and beyond for delivering food and medicines to those who needed them.
"If you don't want us to have to take the step to ban exercise of all forms outside of your own home, then you've got to follow the rules", Hancock implored the citizenry via BBC.
She said then that she hoped memories of the happy events that took place across the United Kingdom to mark the occasion would "brighten lives for many years to come".
Promising "we will meet again", the Queen thanked front-line workers fighting the global pandemic and encouraged people to stay home.
Newly-elected Labour leader Keir Starmer tweeted a quote from the speech in which referred to "the pride in who we are", adding: "The Queen speaks for the whole country and our determination to defeat the coronavirus".
"This time we join with all nations in a common endeavour".
"To you living in new surroundings, we send a message of true sympathy and at the same time we would like to thank the kind people who have welcomed you to their homes in the country". Royal sources told how the Queen has kept a watchful eye on the situation, discussing in detail the Government response during her weekly meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Elizabeth often exclusively broadcasts to the nation together with her annual televised Christmas Day message. "We will succeed. And that success will belong to every one of us".
On Friday, he opened the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London via video link. Her Majesty has made three previous speeches to the country amid an atmosphere of crisis and grief, most recently after the Queen Mother's death in 2002, ahead of Princess Diana's funeral in 1997 and about the First Gulf War in 1991.
"The Queen is the best judge of when to talk to the country and we absolutely agree that now is the right time", the official said.
The latter phrase recalled the lines from the famous World War II song "We'll Meet Again", sung by Vera Lynn in the film of the same name.