Queen Elizabeth may be social distancing at Windsor Castle, but she's hardly taking a vacation from her royal duties. The British monarch continues to work remotely—and every now and then, royal watchers are treated to a peek at her new day-to-day.
Such is the case with a newly-released recording of a video call the Queen held with three members of the UK armed forces and the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter. As the Head of the Armed Forces, the Queen receives regular updates and briefings on the military's operations.
The Queen wore a dark blue, patterned dress for the occasion, paired with a pearl necklace, earrings, and brooch. (Unsurprisingly, she's not the type to revert to sweatpants when working from home.) In the frame behind her, viewers can see a little bit of the room she's in, which features intricate molding on the walls and a pair of stately chests—one of which appears to hold a pot of pink flowers.
Hearing from Lieutenant Colonel Barrie Terry (on a UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali), Able Rate Sophie Levy (deployed onboard the RFA Argus in the Caribbean), and Lance Corporal Shanwayne Stephens (a member of the Queen’s Colour Squadron, who also happens to be a member of Jamaica's national bobsled team), the monarch appeared delighted. She was particularly impressed by how these people were spread out across the globe.
"It's very interesting to hear how far spread everybody is in different places!" she remarked near the end of the call with a smile. Carter said that he was pleased with how well the video call technology had worked, even aboard the Argus, and the Queen wholeheartedly agreed.
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