The Palace Shared Queen Elizabeth's First-Ever Public Zoom Call

Christopher Luu

The royal family has been having Zoom calls for months now, but they've never invited the general public into one when Queen Elizabeth II was on the line. That changed yesterday, when Elizabeth and her daughter, Princess Anne, hosted a conversation with four caregivers from the Carers Trust.

The palace shared the video on Twitter. Anne hosted the talk as the president of Carers Trust and the group spoke about the challenges facing people tasked with caring for friends, family, and neighbors. The call included carers name Alex, Amna, Nadia, and Mary, who shared their stories with Elizabeth, who was wearing a floral dress, and Anne.

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

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According to CNN, Nadia said that the entire experience was "lovely" and that she had a great time on the call, saying, "the queen asked questions about how we all coped and called us extraordinary, which was very lovely."

Nadia wasn't the only one that enjoyed the audience with the queen. The other participants noted that Elizabeth was her usual charming self, even through Zoom.

"She was engaging. The Princess Royal has done a few and was more comfortable but the Queen was perfectly comfortable with the camera in front of her," Carers Trust chief executive Gareth Howells told People. "A couple more times and she’ll be a dab hand at it!"

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