There will be understandable focus on her comments in a message broadcast on television just hours ahead of the Sussexes’ Oprah interview airing in America about staying in touch with family and friends during “testing times” as the fallout to Harry and Meghan’s departure continues.
But the Queen’s thanks to those who have played vital roles in fighting the coronavirus pandemic should also be highlighted.
“Whilst experiences of the last year have been different across the Commonwealth, stirring examples of courage, commitment, and selfless dedication to duty have been demonstrated in every Commonwealth nation and territory, notably by those working on the frontline, who have been delivering health care and other public services in their communities,” she said.
As footage was played of the Queen’s numerous official video calls, Her Majesty said while such technology may have been new to older generations, it has helped people transcend distance to stay in touch with loved ones.
“We have all continued to appreciate the support, breadth of experiences and knowledge that working together brings,” she said.
It is a message that few - even those now based in LA - could argue with.
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