It is only the fifth time The Queen has made such address to the nation during her 68 year reign, and it will see her ask Brits and the Commonwealth to take pride in helping one another
The Queen will evoke a wartime spirit on Sunday night to pay tribute to medics risking their lives on the Covid-19 front line.
In an historic televised address, the 93-year-old monarch urges everyone to pull together to help the vulnerable.
And she speaks of her hope that we will look back with pride for generations to come on our response to the crisis.
The head of state’s hand-written speech is the first by a monarch at a time of national crisis since the Second World War when her father King George VI addressed the nation over 70 years ago.
Palace sources say the broadcast is “a deeply personal message from Her Majesty reflecting her experience in other difficult times”.
It will go out to millions around the country and the Commonwealth on television and radio at 8pm and could be the most watched and listened-to broadcast in British history.