The Queen has taken part in a video conference call alongside her daughter, Princess Anne, to mark Carers Week 2020.
This is the first time we have seen Her Majesty take part in a video chat, although many other senior members of the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Cornwall, have all done so on numerous occasions since the start of the coronavirus crisis.
The Queen and Princess Anne chatted to a variety of carers to discover more about their experiences.
A short clip of their conversation was shared on the Royal Family's official Instagram account on Thursday morning (11 June). It was captioned: "To mark Carers Week 2020, The Queen and The Princess Royal spoke to a group of carers who are supported by The @Carers.Trust to find out more about the challenges they face.
"The Princess Royal has been President of The Carers Trust since it was launched in 2011."
During the chat, the Queen told carers: "It's been interesting listening to all your tales and stories, and I'm very impressed by what you have achieved already."
With a smile, she concluded: "So I'm very glad to have been able to join you today."
Her Majesty appears to have taken part in the video chat from one of the drawing rooms at Windsor Castle, where she has been spending lockdown alongside Prince Philip. The Queen chose a lovely, floral dress for the occasion, teamed with a classic pearl necklace.
It was announced on Wednesday (10 June) that Her Majesty's official birthday celebrations on Saturday (13 June) will be scaled back this year, following the cancellation of the annual Trooping of the Colour parade.
Instead, the Queen will view a military ceremony by soldiers from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to mark the occasion, which always falls on the second Saturday in June.
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