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Queen Elizabeth Takes Part in First-Ever Public Video Call with Princess Anne

Joe Akins
Jun 11, 2020
12:42 P.M.
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Queen Elizabeth joins her daughter Princess Anne for her first-ever public video call to encourage and appreciate carers across the United Kingdom.

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Queen Elizabeth took part in her first-ever public video call with her daughter Princess Anne. The Queen joined her daughter, to celebrate and encourage carers in honor of the Carers Week.

Sharing an almost two-minute clip on Instagram, tidbits of the conversation between the Queen and the carers can be heard, with most of them excited at the Queen's presence.

Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex | Photo: Getty Images

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The carers talked about their difficulties and how they struggle to take care of others while holding on to their sense of self. A portion of the clip showed Queen Elizabeth saying:

"Interesting listening to all your tales and stories, I'm very impressed by what you have achieved already. I'm very glad to have been able to join you today."

The Queen was dressed in a floral gown with her hair styled eloquently. She wore a pearl necklace and was seated on a white chair in an exquisitely designed room.

Princess Anne attends the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2018, in Cheltenham, England. | Source: Getty Images.

Princess Anne attends the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2018, in Cheltenham, England. | Source: Getty Images.

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Lovers of the royal family took to the comments section of the post to express how elegant the Queen looked, with many saying she did incredibly well for her first public video call.

Former chorister Allan Ledger who was nine years old when the Queen had her coronation service, also experienced the jitters Alexandria Atkins felt when he had to sing at the Queen's coronation service in 1953.

The Queen joined her daughter Princess Anne who is the president of the Carers Trust, to listen to carers across the United Kingdom talk about their struggles and how they have coped during the pandemic.

Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Chapel to view the restoration and meet local people involved with the project at the Royal Dockyard Chapel during an official visit | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Chapel to view the restoration and meet local people involved with the project at the Royal Dockyard Chapel during an official visit | Photo: Getty Images

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Speaking of the Queen's presence on the call, some of the carers expressed that she was warm and paid close attention to what was being said, which reassured them. Nadia Taylor, a 44-year-old carer, expressed that:

"To have Her Majesty come on this call gives us so much extra validation, extra recognition to our role as unpaid careers. The problem for us is that we are invisible. All our work is done at home."

For another carer, 24-year-old Alexandra Atkins, the presence of the Queen was almost otherworldly for her. She was shocked when she heard the Queen was going to be joining the call but was glad to have been one of the people to experience this sort of thing.

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Former chorister Allan Ledger who was nine years old when the Queen had her coronation service, also experienced the jitters Alexandria Atkins felt when he had to sing at the Queen's coronation service in 1953.

For Allan, the moment was one of the most spectacular moments of his life, and to this day, even at 77 years of age, he looks back at that historic moment with joy and pride in his heart.

Queen Elizabeth , Prince Charles, Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips sit front row at the 2019 Braemar Highland Games on September 07, 2019, in Braemar, Scotland | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth , Prince Charles, Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips sit front row at the 2019 Braemar Highland Games on September 07, 2019, in Braemar, Scotland | Source: Getty Images

The Queen, who has been in her Buckingham Palace residence since the pandemic began, recently took a picture to celebrate her husband, Prince Philip, on his 99th birthday.

As Prince Philip experiences a change in the number of years he has spent on earth, the royal family is also experiencing some changes as the newer generations are opting not to use their royal titles.

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