Queen virtually greets ambassadors in one of her first meetings since losing Prince Philip

Bethan Rose Jenkins
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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

The Queen has taken part in meetings with new ambassadors to the UK over video link, as she transitions back into official duties following the sad loss of Prince Philip.

Her Majesty greeted the ambassadors from Côte d'Ivoire and Latvia via video call from Windsor Castle. The ambassadors received an audience with The Queen from Buckingham Palace and were able to speak with her via a monitor which was set up in the palace.

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The Royal Family’s official Instagram account shared a photo of the Queen smiling while speaking with Her Excellency Mrs Ivita Burmistre of the Republic of Latvia, during the official audience.

The Queen also met with Her Excellency Mrs. Sara Affoue Amani of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, who can be seen addressing Her Majesty from Buckingham Palace in a photo which was also shared on social media.

The post explained that there are “more 170 Ambassadors and High Commissions based in London,” and that each individual will “have an Audience of The Queen shortly after taking up their role.”

Members of the public commented on the post with messages of support for Her Majesty as she continues work after losing her husband.

“I'm so proud of Her Majesty,” wrote one supporter. “Always doing her duty with a smile on her face, even during difficult times.”

Other commenters described the Queen as a “role model for all women” and “truly one of a kind.”

Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on Friday 9 April and his funeral took place on Saturday 17 April at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

The Queen and Prince Philip were married for 73 years and had four children and eight grandchildren together. The Duke was 99 years old when he passed away.

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