Queen Elizabeth II to make rare address to the nation, capping Jubilee celebrations
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Queen Elizabeth II, closing four days of celebrations of her 60 years on the throne without her husband at her side, will make a rare address to the nation on Tuesday.
The broadcast at 1700 GMT (1 p.m. EDT) in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth follows a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral, a lunch in a medieval hall and a carriage procession back to Buckingham Palace where the queen and her family will greet well-wishers from a balcony.
The two-minute address, recorded on Monday, will also be available on the Royal Channel on YouTube, the palace said. Other than the annual Christmas Day broadcasts, the 86-year-old monarch has rarely spoken directly to the nation.
The queen's husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was hospitalized Monday for treatment of a bladder infection and will miss the final day's events.
With most of Tuesday's events indoors or under cover, there was less worry about the precar
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