The Queen to pay touching tribute to husband Philip in Commonwealth Day speech

The Queen is due to pay a heartfelt tribute to Prince Philip in a Commonwealth Day broadcast on Sunday.

She will wear the brooch she wore on her honeymoon during the message, while the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, remains in hospital.

The monarch, 94, will address the nation in the pre-recorded message at 5pm, just hours before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell Oprah chat.

Senior royals including Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton are due to take part.

The broadcast will see them showcase their life of public service.

It will be in contrast to the life the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen for themselves in the US, the Express reports.

The Queen wore the chrysanthemum brooch, which is made from sapphires and diamonds set in platinum, on her honeymoon in 1947 at Broadlands, Hants.

She also had it on to mark her 60th wedding anniversary in 2007, along with the couple’s 73rd celebration last year.

Prince Philip was admitted to hospital in central London last month after feeling "unwell".

He has received treatment for an infection and had heart surgery.

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Her Majesty recorded the message to replace the normal Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

She was filmed against a backdrop of Commonwealth flags in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle for the message.

The usual service was cancelled because of coronavirus restrictions.

Harry and Meghan’s explosive chat with chat show host Oprah Winfrey will air hours later in the US on Sunday night.

In an extract released by CBS ahead of the broadcast, Meghan, 39, said she was not sure how the royals expected her and Prince Harry, 36, to “just be silent”.

She said: "I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.

"And if that comes with risks of losing things, I mean, there's a lot that's been lost already.”

The chat is due to be broadcast in the UK on ITV on Monday night.

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