'Forever grateful': BBC viewers break down in tears at Kirsty Young's brilliant monologue

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Kirsty Young brought tears to BBC viewers’ eyes with an emotional monologue, as she concluded the channel’s eleven days of coverage of the Queen’s funeral. In the poignant address, Ms Young said the Queen “made history.”

She said: “Queen Elizabeth II has gone, but she will surely never be forgotten.”

Her comments sparked emotions among viewers who admitted they cried. 

T Shepherd tweeted: “This was absolutely beautiful, poised, fitting and delivered with grace. It made me cry. Exceptional. #KirstyYoung.”

Sir Giacomo Britannia said: “Timeless monologue. So, so professional as well despite being clearly emotional. Well done Kirsty.”

Marijana (M&M) said: “I could sense her choking up as she was reading the teleprompter.”

“Kirsty…that was both professional and deeply moving.Thank you for giving the days coverage a beautiful and perfect ending,” Winston smith said. 

Jayne Halhead tweeted: “Kirsty Young’s finesse finished me off…”

In her touching monologue, Ms Young said how much Her Majesty The Queen’s legacy will live on beyond her death.

She said: “It’s often felt in recent days that a veil of sorrow has covered the nation.

“But the Queen’s funeral has surely exemplified her reign,” Ms Young added, sighing.

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