Kirsty Young has delivered an emotional monologue that saw viewers praising the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral as the broadcaster commemorated her memory.
‘She made history, she was history. Queen Elizabeth has gone, but she will never be forgotten,’ said Young in a parting speech as the Queen was laid to rest in Windsor.
A ‘veil of sorrow’ covering the nation in recent days had been brightened by the day giving people a chance to celebrate Her Majesty’s reign one final time, she said.
Never was a person ‘truer to their word’, said Young, recalling Queen Elizabeth II’s pledge at the beginning of her reign that she would serve the British public whether her life be ‘long or short’.
If ‘grief is the price we pay for love’ then ‘the weight of our collective sorrow is testament to the depth of affection in which she is held,’ Young concluded.
Viewers have also joked that Huw Edwards ‘needs a holiday’ as he continues to lead the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral.