The Queen has recorded a special television address about the coronavirus outbreak which will be broadcast on Sunday night, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The address, which follows a message of hope sent out on social media this week by the Prince of Wales, was recorded at Windsor Castle on Thursday.
In the message the Queen is likely to praise the efforts of health workers and all those who have been helping in the fight against Covid-19 and offer reassurance to the nation.
Expectation has been growing that the Queen would speak directly to the nation. Almost all other monarchs in Europe have made televised addresses during the crisis.
Prince Charles, who spent a week in self-isolation after contracting the virus, today opened the new 4,000-bed