Queen Elizabeth IIs special address on coronavirus to broadcast on April 5

  • Queen Elizabeth IIs special address on coronavirus to broadcast on April 5

Queen Elizabeth IIs special address on coronavirus to broadcast on April 5

"I hope that memories of this year's happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come", she said.

According to the Queen, it is now particularly hard time, which has brought people grief, financial difficulties and enormous changes in their daily lives.

The Royal Family has been impacted by the pandemic after Prince Charles tested positive to COVID-19 almost two weeks ago.

The Queen and Prince Philip have been at Windsor Castle since last month, with Buckingham Palace saying both were in good health.

Apart from his annual speech on christmas day, it is extremely rare that the now 93-year-old queen speaks directly to the british people.

"That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet, good-humored resolve, and of fellow feeling still characterize this country", she said, according to excerpts.

She is one of the few people still alive who can remember life during World War II. The Queen's oldest son and heir Prince Charles got the all-clear last week after contracting Covid-19. e self-isolated for a week at his Scottish retreat, Birkhall in Aberdeen-shire, and on Friday made history by opening the new temporary NHS Nightingale hospital in East London via video link. The location was chosen specifically because it allowed enough space between the monarch and the camera person, who wore personal protective equipment. That came a decade after the preceding broadcast which followed the death of her mother, the Queen Mother, in 2002 when she thanked Britons for their messages of condolence.

She'll also acknowledge the scale of the crisis.

Advice was sought by the Queen's medical household over how best to mitigate the risk to her and others during the recording.

A fourth message in 2012 was to thank the public after celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

She also gave an address at the start of the Gulf War in 1991, and most famously, delivered a sombre live broadcast after the death of her daughter-in-law Princess Diana in a Paris vehicle crash in 1997 amid a national outpouring of grief and criticism of the royal family's response.