“[W]e will be with our friends again…”
As we leave 2020 behind us, Queen Elizabeth has a special message for anyone struggling after a tumultuous, and often devastating, year.
In a post shared by the royal family’s official Instagram account, the queen reflected on 2020, and looked ahead to 2021. Her personal message said, “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.” The inspiring words were signed off, “Her Majesty The Queen,” before the post continued, “Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.”
The Instagram post included four photos of key moments from the queen’s year, which has seen the monarch make major adjustments to her duties in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. The first photo is the portrait taken in honor of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s 73rd wedding anniversary, which took place in November.
As noted by the caption, the second photo shows, “The iconic Round Tower at Windsor Castle was turned blue twice this year to thank NHS staff for their vital work during the pandemic.” The third photo is of the queen’s address to the nation near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was screened in Piccadilly Circus in London. Finally, the queen is shown knighting Captain Tom Moore, the 100-year-old who led a huge fundraising effort for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service.