The televised address will take place of the normal Commonwealth Day service, which should be taking place on Monday, March 8 but has been cancelled due to the pandemic. The BBC will instead be airing a Commonwealth Day special on Sunday, March 7 that will feature Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The broadcast will include a pre-taped message from the Queen.
The Queen’s address will come just hours before the Duke & Duchess of Sussex are supposed to give a tell all interview to Oprah.
All of this comes on the heels of Harry and Meghan‘s official announcement that they will never return to their royal duties.