THE QUEEN has revealed she is feeling ‘exhausted’ after battling with Covid in February, which has left her feeling ‘tired and exhausted’.
In a special video call to NHS staff and patients at Royal London Hospital last week, the Monarch told them: “It does leave one very tired and exhausted, doesn’t it? This horrible pandemic. It’s not a nice result.”
Via video call, the Queen marked the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Unit at the hospital, of which she is patron, wearing a floral dress with a pearl necklace to mark the occasion.
Nurse Charlie Mort who attended the call said: “The amount of bravery that both the patients and my colleagues showed throughout the entire pandemic was amazing and the amount of kindness we were shown was inspiring. I think we will all be bonded together because of it, forever.”
“It’s amazing, isn’t it, what can be done when needs be,” the Queen replied.
Imam Faruq Siddiqi, hospital chaplain, said families ‘felt a sense of hope when they knew he was visiting their loved ones.’
“Although I didn’t hold any miracles, I hope I was able to bring some sort of comfort to them through my presence and prayers,” he said.
The Queen replied: “It obviously was a very frightening experience to have Covid very badly, wasn’t it?”
Mr Siddiqi said: “I think what made it worse was being by themselves.”
“Exactly. So they were alone, too,” the Queen remarked.
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