Brits praise Queen Elizabeth for powerful coronavirus address

Queen Elizabeth on Sunday night left Britons full of admiration after she delivered a speech on for the world to unite in the war against coronavirus.

Moments after her historic address was broadcast on screens across the globe, notable Brits took to various social media platforms to express their admiration for the 93-year-old monarch.

The new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was among the public figures to pay tribute to the head of state.

Picking out words from her speech he tweeted: “The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future.”

“The Queen speaks for the whole country and our determination to defeat the coronavirus.”

Joining the tributes, London Mayor Sadiq Khan praised her focus on frontline healthcare and key workers.

He tweeted: “The moments when the UK has come together to applaud our care & essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit.

“Great to see our hardworking heroes, working flat out on the frontline, at the centre of the #QueensSpeech.”

While in Hampstead, councillor Oliver Cooper wrote: “There is, quite simply, nobody that could have given that address, and nobody that could have rallied the country, the Commonwealth, and the world the way the Queen did. GSTQ.”

Beyond the political sphere, TV personality Jeremy Clarkson joined in the praise, writing simply: “God I love Mrs Queen.”

BBC presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell was enthusiastic, posting: “Hurray for the Queen! I thought that speech was terrific.”

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