FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. In a rare address to the nation taking place Sunday, April 5, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. The queen will be drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain’s head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a time of crisis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
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This is only the fourth time the Queen has addressed the UK. The last time was in in 2002 following the death of the Queen Mother.
She also did a televised address ahead of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997 and one about the First Gulf War in 1991.