The Queen stuns royal fans as she takes part in historic first ever public video call from Windsor Castle
The Queen has wowed royal fans as she took part in her first ever video call, where she spoke with carers who have been looking after family members throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The 94 year old monarch, who has been keeping busy in lockdown by completing crosswords and going on long walks, was joined on the video call by her daughter Princess Anne, 69, who phoned in from her country home of Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire, to celebrate the incredible work done to mark Carers Week 2020.
In the short clip, which was shared on the Royal Family's official Twitter page, Queen Elizabeth II could be seen speaking from a sitting room in Windsor Castle, where she's currently isolating with her husband Prince Philip.
She spent 20 minutes listening to the carers about their experiences and asking questions about the challenges they face, before praising them as she said: "Interesting listening to all your tales and stories."
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The Queen, whose former chef recently revealed her favourite dish, added: "I'm very impressed by what you have achieved already. I'm very glad to be able to join you today."
Nadia Taylor, 44, who looks after her mother, father, husband and her daughter, was one of the carers the Queen talked to.
Speaking about the call, Nadia said: "The call was about 45 minutes and the Queen was on for about 20 minutes of that. She asked us all questions.
"We talked about how we are all coping in the current climate with Covid-19. I explained to her how much more isolated carers are at the moment.
"Many don't have laptops or tablets and feel very cut off. A lot of the appointments – doctors, hospitals etc – we need have been cancelled.
"The Queen asked questions about how we all coped and called us extraordinary, which was very lovely."
Fans couldn't help but comment on the incredible video, expressing both their surprise and gratitude that the royal would go on a Zoom call.
One person wrote: "HRH the Queen and Princess Royal, Anne, doing zoom!"
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Another said: "Her Majesty is certainly keeping up with the times!" as a third added: "Wonderful cause and amazing support from The Queen and Princess Ann. Good news and heartwarming." [sic]
It comes as a new photograph of the Queen posing alongside Prince Philip was shared to mark his 99th birthday.
In the new image, taken especially for the occasion, she is seen wearing a gorgeous blue Angela Kelly dress decorated with a yellow floral print, which she has pinned the Cullinan V diamond brooch on to.
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Philip chose to wear a smart pale blue shirt which he teamed with a pair of grey trousers, covering up with a dark blue blazer, which features large gold buttons.
He also dons a red and black diagonal striped Household Division tie for the gorgeous photograph.
His birthday makes him the third longest living member of the British Royal family, behind Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester who died in October 2004 aged 103 years and 309 days.
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