Buckingham Palace confirms when the Queen will address the nation amid coronavirus crisis

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Buckingham Palace has confirmed when the Queen will address the nation amid coronavirus crisis.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news that the Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The speech, which has been at Windsor Castle, where she's self-isolating, will be broadcast at 8pm on Sunday 5th April.

The details were confirmed on the Royal Family's official Twitter page.

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According to the managing editor of Majesty magazine, the Queen has only made speechs four times other than at Christmas. The first was at the time of the Gulf War in 1991; while the second was on the eve of the Princess of Wales's funeral in 1997.

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She also made a speech following the death of the Queen Mother in 2002 and at the time of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

The Queen moved to Windsor full-time last month, after being advised by medical professionals to self-isolate.

She was also advised to cancel a number of event in the next few months, which was confirmed in an official statement.

It read, 'As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, a number of changes are being made to The Queen’s diary.

‘Audiences due to take place this week at Buckingham Palace will go ahead as planned. These include receiving the Prime Minister, the Commanding Officer of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and the Bishop of Hereford. Future Audiences will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, in line with the appropriate advice.

‘Her Majesty will move to Windsor Castle for the Easter period on Thursday 19th March, one week earlier than planned. It is likely The Queen will stay there beyond the Easter period.’

‘In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, a number of public events with large numbers of people due to have been attended by The Queen, and other Members of the Royal Family, in the coming months will be cancelled or postponed.

‘The annual Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel on 9th April will not go ahead. Three Garden Parties hosted by The Queen, due to be held at Buckingham Palace in May, will now not take place.'

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.