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The Queen's televised address to the nation on Sunday night , in response to the coronavirus crisis, is only the fifth time the monarch has given such a speech in her 68-year reign. While her Christmas Day message is an annual event, only rarely has she made rallying speeches at key moments in the life of the nation - predominantly at times of crisis and grief. Now at a time when the UK faces what the prime minister has described as the ''worst public health crisis for a generation", the Queen is addressing the nation again. So when were the four times the Queen previously addressed the nation in this way, and why? QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE MESSAGE, JUNE 2012. The Queen's televised speech at... Full story

5 April