The document released by Britain’s National Archives, dated as March 4, 1983 and highlighted the seriousness with which British officials contemplated in case a war broke out between the Soviet Union and the West.
“We all know that the dangers facing us today are greater by far than at any time in our long history,” Queen’s speech reads.
“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,”she would have said referring to his father King George VI’s World War II speech, in which he declared war on Nazi Germany.
“Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me,” the text added.
The speech, which has never been delivered, could have been the final words the British Queen uttered before Britain was engaged into a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
And with those words, she would have been evacuated to Scotland.
According to Britain’s National Archives’ previously released documents, a nuclear attack on Britain would have caused more than 30 million casualties with over 1 million deaths in London alone.