6 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Queen makes special address

From Morning Report, 7:02 am on 6 April 2020

The Queen has made a special address on the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is only the fifth time she has broadcast to the nation and the Commonwealth.

The others being the beginning of the land war in Iraq in 1991; the death of Diana, Princess of Wales; the death of the Queen mother; and a brief message of thanks after the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

She is expected to acknowledge the grief, pain and financial difficulties Britons and those around the world are facing.