The Queen will make televised speech to the UK this Sunday, Buckingham Palace announce
3 April 2020, 14:40 | Updated: 5 April 2020, 21:08
The Queen is set to address the UK and the Commonwealth this weekend amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Buckingham Palace have announced the Queen will be making a televised speech to the UK and the Commonwealth on Sunday, April 5.
On Friday, April 3, Buckingham Palace released a statement that read: "Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
"The televised address will be broadcast at 8pm on Sunday 5th April 2020.
"The address was recorded at Windsor Castle."
Just announced by Buckingham Palace: the Queen will address the UK and Commonwealth in a special TV broadcast on April 5. pic.twitter.com/fsX02b7LY3— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 3, 2020
It was reported a few weeks ago that the Government and the Palace were considering having the monarch address the nation, but that this was something they would only do "when the time is right".
Speaking on Lorraine, royal editor Russell Myers said: "In times of war the royals have spoken, and Boris Johnson and other world leaders have said we are in a health war", however, he added that the final decision would be No.10s.
The Queen is currently at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip, where the couple are self-isolating amid the pandemic.