Sunday, 5 April 2020

We Will Meet Again


The old girl pitched it just right.
Balanced, no mention of the virus, and concentrating on our strengths
She underlined all of the low key virtues she feels it means to be British
She also reminded us that she has been making such speeches since 1940
And she was going no where during this crisis
Her final, stoic and unflappable sentence made me tear up
Looking directly into the camera with no dramatic pausing
She said simply
" We will meet again"
Nice one Betty

60 comments:

  1. She's always been a class act, that lady. -Kate

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  2. I will go watch that on youtube; if she could survive WWII, she can survive anything. pity she didn't say "chin up tits out".

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  3. Love her pearl necklace, worn in honour of John Gray not getting his off Rhodri.

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  4. Quiet Dignity, our politicians (of every colour) could learn a lot from her x

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    1. I absolutely loved it

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    2. QEII is a REAL leader, unlike donald dump.

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    3. That is the truth, Anne Marie!

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  5. Yes as always - dead on cue and absolutely word perfect.

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  6. I am comforted by The Queens speech -I believe that she is a very wise woman-Thank you Ma'am (as in jam) x

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  7. Anonymous10:39 pm

    She,indeed, pitched it just right. You're rightfully proud of her, your country, and your position in the medical field.

    Here in the USA our governing leaders have been making great speeches, too. Most living here have been openly grateful and supportive of them.

    Those that insist on remaining critical and divisive make me sad. They are seemingly unable to find within themselves the ability to rise above their anger and prejudices, even now, when most in this world are letting the pandemic unify us, and truly realizing how precious we all are to each. - Mary

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    1. No drama, no sentimentality just an acknowledgement of reality

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  8. I thought it was a good speech too. Stiff upper lip and all that.

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  9. I felt quite tearful when she said that too. Hope you are eating well and keeping safe John. You are one of earth's angels. The world needs more like you.

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    1. We need more like Queenie

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    2. I read that as "we need more queens"; that would not be a bad thing.

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  10. Must be nice to have a leader to look too. And even in crisis, she is a comforting, but class act.

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    1. And I like the fact she is old, a woman and totally unchanging and consistent

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    2. Anonymous10:02 am

      What has the fact that she's a woman got to do with it? I'm surprised at you making that comment, I thought better of you.

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    3. Old women are often seen as being invisible
      The queen turns that notion on its head
      That's what I mean by that statement
      Good enough?

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    4. Anonymous4:44 pm

      Doesn't that invisibility also apply to old men?

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    5. Not so much in politics etc unfortunately

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  11. We watched it. I agree with all that you wrote. -Jenn

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  12. I hear Vera Lynn singing in my brain. Gives me chills.

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  13. i would just love to see her cold cock trump. he needs some class smacked in his horrible face.

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    1. it wouldn't change a thing with the dump; he'd still be a miserable SOB.

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    2. Sad, but true!

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  14. Sometimes it must be a comfort to have a monarchy. She did a great job and I would have expected nothing less.

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  15. A wonderful leader !

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  16. One classy lady, my Queen.
    X

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  17. Her Majesty has been there, done that and seen it all. I set my alarm in Australia for 5am so I could watch it as it was broadcast in the UK.
    I have the utmost respect and admiration for this lady.

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  18. I listened to the speech on my phone and I thought of you, John, with her stating "We will be meet again!" Hard to believe she's 93.

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  19. I am, and was again, impressed by the Queen.

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  20. She has always been a very respectable person and I always liked that she is so stoic what ever the danger.

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  21. I wish we had such a leader in the US.

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  22. Good for her. I have always adored Her Majesty.

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  23. I watched this in the US and felt comfort, what a Special Lady I was in tears !
    We need more of this today. You are indeed very lucky to have Her as Queen.
    parsnip

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  24. It was great. I want a Queen and all I have is Trump.

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  25. And there are fools around who want to get rid of her.... I despair.

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  26. I have long said I want that Vera Lynn song played when I have passed into the great beyond. One of my favorites.

    And you are right: She is greatness, personified.

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  27. Listening to the Queen made me quite tearful, and very homesick for the UK.

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  28. Love that John, it was pretty sweet, actually! :)

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  29. Listening to the Queen made me feel proud.

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  30. It was well said. Precise and to the point by a family
    leader who can only lead by example.

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  31. And to think Harry prefers living in a country with Trump at its head as opposed to one with his grandmother as queen?

    LX

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  32. I have great respect for her but she should have told her son Charles to STAY AT HOME !!!

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  33. That final line was powerful.

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  34. It was worded beautifully. So much said in five short minutes.

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  35. I wish we had someone in the US to look up to in this time.

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  36. The Queen gave the speech that we long to hear in the United States. We get the inane rambling of our demented and spiteful president. I will listen to her speech often to remind myself of what we are fighting to defeat. The speech gives hope.

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    1. Thanks fort his comment. Agree completely and will relisten to remind myself about decency still existing in leaders in this world.

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  37. She was everything IMPOTUS was not: clear, compassionate, intelligent, caring, supportive and hopeful.

    That’s leadership.

    XoXo

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  38. I loved her speech. This Lady has been through all the ups and downs of life and still soldiers on. (of course, it helps when someone else is cooking your meals and doing the laundry, but life and its emotions are experienced by us all)

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  40. She said more in four minutes that that idiot Trump said in a 2 hour press conference.

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