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Coronavirus: Queen of England will address the nation about the coronavirus crisis in a rare special address from Windsor Castle

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In her message, recorded at Windsor Castle, the 93-year-old monarch will say: “I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time.

The Queen, in an historic televised address, will say she hopes the coronavirus crisis will show that “Britons of this generation were as strong as any” as the country responds to the challenges it faces. 

In her message, recorded at Windsor Castle, the 93-year-old monarch will say: “I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time.

“A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.”

The message about the coronavirus pandemic will be broadcast at 8pm on Sunday.

In what the palace describe as deeply personal words, the Queen will praise the work of those on the frontline; NHS workers, carers and other staff keeping the country going.

The message about the coronavirus pandemic will be broadcast at 8pm on Sunday.

In what the palace describe as deeply personal words, the Queen will praise the work of those on the frontline; NHS workers, carers and other staff keeping the country going.

Describing how proud she has been to see Britain pull together, she’ll say: “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.

“And those who come after us will say that the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country.”

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