Queen’s WWIII Speech From 1983 Released

The Queen’s WWIII speech was recently released by the National Archives in Britain.

Thankfully, the Queen never had to give her speech about World War Three. But she was ready to.

According to the Guardian, the speech was written in 1983 during a secret Whitehall exercise. The speech was part of a 320-page war game scenario called Wintex-Cimex 83. The Queen’s WWIII speech, as well as the rest of the documents in Wintex-Cimex 83. were released by the National Archives today.

In her speech, the Queen would have said: “Our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds. I have never forgotten the sorrow and pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father’s inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939. Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me.”

The Queen also talks about her personal connection to the war, saying that her son Prince Andrew, who was a helicopter pilot with the HMS Invincible at the time, was already in action.

The Queen says: “My beloved son Andrew is at this moment in action with his unit and we pray continually for his safety and for the safety of all servicemen and women at home and overseas. It is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defense against the unknown.”

The war games scenario envisioned Russia launching rockets at West Germany, Scandinavia, Italy and Turkey. The hypothetical scenario said that Russia would be firing nuclear bombs next.

The Queen’s WWIII speech ends: “As we strive together to fight off this new evil, let us pray for our country and men of goodwill wherever they may be. God bless you all.”