While we have all had to adapt to new methods of communicating, working and, generally, living since March, let's spare a thought for the generation who didn't grow up with smartphones and MacBooks, and who start every FaceTime call a view up their nostrils.
But in a new behind-the-scenes clip released by ITV's royal editor Chris Ship, Princess Anne can be seen checking in with her 93-year-old mother, otherwise known as the Queen, to check everything is A-OK with the Webex call at her end.
The clip is part of a documentary about Princess Anne to mark her upcoming 70th birthday, in which she also discusses her depiction on The Crown.
'Good morning, I'm very glad to have been able to join you,' the Monarch tells those on the call.
NEW: A first look behind the scenes of those royal video calls 💻— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 28, 2020
Watch how Princess Anne tried to teach her elderly mother about @zoom_us.
But her elderly mother is, err, the Queen.
🎥 A great clip from tomorrow’s documentary ‘Anne: The Princess Royal at 70’ on @itv 9pm 👇 pic.twitter.com/duHzozH2x5
'Can you see everybody? You should have six people on your screen,' the Princess Royal checks with her mother.
'I can see four anyway,' says the Queen leading Princess Anne to joke that her mother needn't see her on the call 'as you know what I look like anyway.'
If we make an exception for the palatial settings of the call and, undoubtedly, the staff on hand to assist the Queen with any difficulties, then we can most definitely relate.
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