The Queen will address the nation amid the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic from her Windsor Castle home on Sunday.

It will be just the fourth time she has delivered this type of recorded message in her 68-year-reign.

The most recent was in 2002 after the Queen's Mother passed away, and she also gave one after Princess Diana died in 1997.

The pre-recorded message will be broadcast on TV at 8pm.

A statement released by Buckingham Palace says: "Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak. The televised address will be broadcast at 8pm on Sunday 5 April, 2020.

"The address was recorded at Windsor Castle."

Last month, when the death toll stood at 124, the Queen released her first statement on the pandemic.

It was was released shortly after she arrived at Windsor Castle.

It said: "As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty.

"We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them.

"At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.

"We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals - today and in the coming days, weeks and months.

"Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge.

"You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part."