Even the Queen is getting involved in video calls now

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
Photo credit: Twitter

From Cosmopolitan

If your parents have struggled getting to grips with video calls during lockdown, you can now point them in the direction of the Queen who, at 94, has proved age is no limit when it comes to technological capabilities.

Her Majesty has appeared on her first public-facing video call, where she dialled in from the Oak Room at Windsor Castle to chat to members of the Carers Trust to mark Carers Week 2020. In a video shared by The Royal Family's Twitter account detailing the call, Queen Elizabeth is seen in a floral dress and pearls, sitting at a computer screen with a sofa behind her.

Also on the call was the Queen's daughter, Princess Anne, and the pair chatted to various carers about their different experiences and the challenges they have faced.

It's the first video conference call the monarch has taken part in, after her schedule was cleared back in mid-March due to fears surrounding coronavirus. The 94-year-old royal moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle three months ago, where she has been safely isolating along with husband Prince Philip - who celebrated his 99th birthday yesterday - and 22 members of staff.

The Queen logged in with the username 'Windsor UK', which is a shame as you might have assumed she'd want to have gone for something a little more creative, like 'Her Maj', or 'Queen of F*cking Everything'.

While the conversation with carers was very much the first publicly-promoted video call Queen Elizabeth has taken part in, it might not be the first time she's ever logged into a video call app like Zoom or Webex. It was reported back in April that, in celebration of her 94th birthday, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and baby Archie dialled into a birthday video call for her, all the way from California.

Here's hoping they spent the time doing 'Whose Facebook status was this?' quiz rounds and playing Psych.

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