Her Majesty The Queen will address the nation later on this evening (Sunday) in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, which has effected citizens in every part of the country.
Reassurance is expected to be a strong theme throughout the Queen’s television and radio broadcast, which will go out via the BBC at 20:00.
Those working on the frontline are expected to be recognised in the Queen’s deeply personal speech – the first head-of-state address of this nature during a crisis since World War II.
Queen Elizabeth II has only made 4 addresses outside of Christmas in her 68-year reign – during the First Gulf War in 1991, Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, the death of the Queen’s Mother in 2002 and to mark the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Citizens across the common weather will be rallied in an almost wartime throwback in a time when the country were urged to come together by the Queen’s father, King George VI.