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Queen’s first video conference during lockdown

Queen’s first video conference during lockdown

The Queen can add another “first” to her long list as monarch, as on Friday the royal partook in her first public video conference call.

Elizabeth II and her daughter Princess Anne had the opportunity to speak to four carers who have had the primary responsibility of looking after family members through the coronavirus pandemic.

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The royals listened intently and learnt about their experiences, along with the challenges the pandemic has brought for these carers.

“Interesting listening to all your tales and stories,” the 94-year-old monarch said.

“I’m very impressed by what you have achieved already. I’m very glad to have been able to join you today.”

The video was released on Thursday to mark Carers Week and pay homage to the sacrifices that have been made by the seven million unpaid carers in the United Kingdom.

Many of these carers have been forced to take on extra roles during the lockdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

It was the first time Her Majesty has partaken in her first public video conference call, and proved she is not shy of adapting to meet the challenges posed by new technology.