Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with ‘persistent’ symptoms of coronavirus (video)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized on Sunday evening after 10 days of battling the coronavirus, unnerving a country that had gathered to watch Queen Elizabeth II rally fellow Britons to confront the pandemic.
"I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time. I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge."
Speaking in a pre-recorded video shot at Windsor Castle, the Queen also thanked frontline staff at the United Kingdom's National Health Service, carers and others carrying out essential roles.
"The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children," she said.
The Queen concluded by again calling for unity saying, "we will succeed."