Speaking from Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth said religions had festivals celebrating light overcoming darkness, which often featured the lighting of candles, “As dark as death can be – particularly for those suffering from grief – light and life are greater.”
Queen Elizabeth, shared special audio message to everyone around the world, in celebration of Easter, speaks of light and hope.
In a message released on the official Instagram page of the Royal family, the Queen said:
This year, Easter will be different for many of us, but by keeping apart we keep others safe. But Easter isn’t cancelled; indeed, we need Easter as much as ever.
The discovery of the risen Christ on the first Easter Day gave his followers new hope and fresh purpose, and we can all take heart from this.
We know that coronavirus will not overcome us. As dark as death can be — particularly for those suffering with grief — light and life are greater. May the living flame of the Easter hope be a steady guide as we face the future.
Listen to her message below: