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Donning her signature pearls and coiffed white hair, Queen Elizabeth made a rare national address early this morning, inspiring the colonies to unite and overcome coronavirus. 

“The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future,” she said. 

It’s rhetoric which invokes the feeling of wartime -- it’s just the fourth televised speech in response to current events the Queen has made during her 68-year reign (outside her annual Christmas message).