British Queen Elizabeth II took part in a public videoconference with the Zoom program for the first time in 68 years on the throne. The daughter of Queen Princess Anne and ordinary people of Great Britain also took part in the conversation.
The video dedicated to the meeting was published on Twitter by the press service of Buckingham Palace. It includes the Queen’s line: “It was very interesting to hear your stories. I am deeply impressed with what you have achieved and I am very happy to be able to talk to you today”.
The theme of the conference was people who care for their loved ones – the elderly, people with disabilities and those infected with coronavirus. This is about every tenth inhabitant of Great Britain, the organizers of the meeting specified. The Queen listened to the British stories for about 20 minutes and asked them clarifying questions, writes the Daily Mail.
According to the newspaper, the meeting was held back on June 4, but the press service of the royal family published the video only a week later.
Because of the threat of the coronavirus 94-year-old queen and her husband, Prince Philip, who celebrated his 99th birthday the day before, are in isolation at Windsor Castle (located in a suburb of London). Princess Anne was in contact from her estate in Gloucestershire.
At the end of May, the British Queen allowed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was ill with the Coronavirus, to play sports at Buckingham Palace. The decision was motivated by concern for his safety: before his illness, the head of government loved jogging in public places.