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The Queen set to address the nation in television address


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The Queen looks set to address the nation in a rare television address at some point within the next few weeks.

According to reports, Her Majesty is “waiting for the right moment” to deliver a speech in an effort to calm nerves amidst the coronavirus crisis.

Buckingham Palace has been in talks with 10 Downing Street discussing the possibility of a televised speech.

With the exception of Christmas broadcasts, such a speech would be the first time Her Majesty will address the nation since the death of The Queen Mother in 2002.

Many other European monarchs have already delivered speeches on national broadcasters.

Over 6.7 million people watched King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands deliver his speech regarding the crisis.

The King thanked those working in the Dutch healthcare system, as well as the millions of others working to keep the economy going.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark also thanked those working around the clock to help those impacted by COVID-19.

The Danish Queen delivered her speech last Tuesday, just days after Denmark closed its borders to try and stop the spread of the virus. She described the current situation as serious but added it was a burden shared with people across the world