Queen Elizabeth II will deliver a rare televised speech about the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday evening.
The Buckingham Palace said that the speech was recorded at the Windsor Castle, and shall be aired to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
This will be the fourth time the 93-year-old monarch has addressed the nation in this manner.
The first televised speech she made was during the Gulf War in 1991, and another ahead of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.
The last broadcasted special address was made in 2002, following the death of the Queen Mother.
The palace confirmed that the address can be watched live on the Royal Family’s social media accounts, although they did not say which accounts will stream the speech.
According to the reports, the Queen will say, “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.”
“And those who come after us will say that the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet, good-humoured resolve and of fellow feeling still characterise this country.”
The Queen will also acknowledge the “grief” and the financial difficulties the citizens are facing, as well as the “enormous challenge” that the country is enduring.
She will add, “I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time. A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.”
There are more than 41,000 confirmed cases and over 4,000 deaths in the United Kingdom as of April 4.
Last March, Prince Charles announced that he had contracted the deadly disease, but has since recovered.
He opened London’s newest hospital on Friday, which was built in just nine days to help the capital cope up with the pandemic.