– Queen Elizabeth II participated in a Zoom call along with her daughter, Princess Anne, to honor Carers Week in the United Kingdom.
– For the chat, the monarch spoke with four caretakers who are tending to family members amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The queen has officially joined Zoom!
Today, it was revealed that the queen, along with her daughter, Princess Anne, participated in a Zoom call with four caretakers in honor of Carers Week in the United Kingdom. During the call, the participants spoke honestly and openly about tending for others amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The queen and the princess heard from Alex, Amna, Mary, and Nadia, who all are primary caregivers for their family members, with each of them sharing personal stories regarding how they balance tending to their own physical and mental health while helping taking care of their loved ones.
The first time we have seen the Queen on a video call! She was joined by Princess Anne speaking to four carers via video to mark Carers Week 2020. Watch below. pic.twitter.com/q3SEjHPtHZ
— Victoria Murphy (@byQueenVic) June 11, 2020
In the shared clip, Zoomed from her office at Windsor Castle, the queen can be seen donning a vibrant floral-print dress, a single strand of pearls, and a summer-appropriate pink-hued lipstick. She has been residing at her Windsor estate with her husband, Prince Philip, since March, heeding shelter-in-place orders.
Though this is the first time the public has seen the monarch participating in a video chat, it’s not the only time she’s utilized digital technology to stay in touch with others. The sovereign—who will celebrate her birthday with a pared-down Trooping the Colour parade this weekend—has previously joined in on video calls with her family who are all currently self-isolating apart. Most recently, in April, the queen chatted with her great-grandson Archie Mountbatten-Windsor for her 94th birthday.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.