Watch Queen Elizabeth Giggle as Jamaican Bobsledder Lance Corporal Shanwayne Reveals How He Trains Amid Pandemic

Odette Odendaal
Jul 16, 2020
11:07 A.M.
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Queen Elizabeth II had fun during a video call when she spoke with members from the British Armed Forces earlier this week, giggling over creative ways for a bobsledder to train amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.


The 94-year-old monarch enjoyed her video call with various members of the British Armed Forces earlier this week, particularly her conversation with Lance Corporal Shanwayne Stephens.

Queen Elizabeth II attends a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle on June 13, 2020, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images.



Stephens is a member of the monarch's Colour Squadron in addition to being the pilot for the Jamaican bobsled team - news that had the Queen quite curious

While the monarch exclaimed that sledding is a "very dangerous job," Stephens assured her that they adhere to every precaution to prevent any accidents. But then it had the Queen wonder how training took place with everyone in self-isolation amid the pandemic. 



The answer turned out to be a simple and funny one, as Stephens ventured that he resorted to pushing cars up and down the road with gyms still closed. A smile spread across the monarch's face as she giggled and said:

"Well, I suppose that's one way to train!"



While the Queen keeps up with her in-person duties via video call, she's reportedly set to make her first public appearance on Friday for a special occasion.

The monarch hasn't held or attended any in-person events since late March, and on Friday, she will confer knighthood to Captain Sir Thomas Moore at Windsor Castle in front of his family.

Queen Elizabeth II rides Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell Pony, in Windsor Home Park over the weekend of May 30 and May 31, 2020, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images.



Moore, who is 100 years old, raised over $39 million in aid of local healthcare workers by simply walking around in his garden during the pandemic. To him, the idea of meeting the Queen is still very surreal, as Moore wrote on social media:

"I could never have imagined this. It is such a huge honor and I am very much looking forward to meeting Her Majesty The Queen."



With the Queen also sticking to self-isolation regulations, she looks forward to video calls from her family, as a source told Closer Weekly that "her face lights up" every time she sees her four great-grandchildren. 

And when not keeping in touch with her family the monarch reportedly enjoys passing the time outdoors. Still residing at Windsor Castle, the Queen indulges in "horse riding, walking the dogs, [or] taking her time over afternoon tea at 3 p.m.."


When not reconnecting with her love for nature, Queen Elizabeth II also keeps in touch with leaders from other countries. At the beginning of the month, she also reached out to US President Donald Trump ahead of Independence Day.

It was the latest in a series of telephone calls the Queen held with other leaders worldwide, and the pair reportedly discussed "reopening global economies" amid the pandemic while keeping a united front.


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