You know it must be important if Queen Elizabeth II is taking time to address the people of the UK. Since her reign began in 1952, the Queen has only addressed the people four other times, making Sunday night’s address time number five.
Sure, there’s her annual Christmas speech, but we’re not counting that.
Watch her address below:
BONUS: What were the other four times the Queen previously addressed the nation in this way, and why?
- Queen’s Diamond Jubilee message, June 2012
- On the death of the Queen Mother, April 2002
- On the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, September 1997
- At the time of the first Gulf War, February 1991
SOURCE: BBC News