'God bless our Queen' - North East sends best wishes as Queen tests positive for Covid-19
The North East community has been sharing messages of support for Her Majesty the Queen after she tested positive for Covid.
Buckingham Palace confirmed on Sunday, February 20 that the Queen had tested positive for the illness just a fortnight after reaching 70 years on the throne earlier this month.
National celebrations for her historic Platinum Jubilee are scheduled for later in the year.
The 95-year-old monarch is expected to carry out “light duties” in the week ahead and is currently experiencing “mild, cold-like symptoms” according to the palace statement.
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“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” it added.
During the pandemic, the Queen has stood as a symbol of national strength for many, delivering two rare televised addresses to the nation.
She reassured the country that the virus would be overcome, telling those in isolation: “We will meet again.”
Here are some of your well-wishes from our social media pages:
Susan Geering: “I hope you are feeling better soon my Queen. No matter what age or a person's purpose in life, elderly people need extra rest to recover.”
Jan Mardghum: “Speedy recovery your Majesty.”
Janet Welsh: “God bless our Queen.”
Sue Donnelly: “Hope and pray our Queen is well very quickly.”
Gloria Dixon: “That's such a shame, here's hoping she makes a speedy recovery.”
Sandra Rowe: “I hope she recovers quickly.”
Celia Domenech: “Bless you your Majesty, get well soon.”
Pam Duffy: “God bless her, hope she recovers soon sending lots of healing prayers.”
Angela Steerment: “I hope she is better soon.”