- In a royal first for the queen, Her Majesty spoke to carers across the UK via Zoom recently.
- "I'm very glad to have been able to join you today," she said, smiling.
- According to Nadia Taylor who was on the call with the queen, the participants had to follow royal protocol - even over Zoom.
It's business as usual for Queen Elizabeth.
Though Her Majesty's been staying at her weekend home – Windsor Castle – with Prince Philip amid the pandemic, she was recently spotted out riding one of her ponies and now joins Prince William and Kate Middleton in making use of Zoom to carry out her virtual royal visits.
It was a first for the queen as she, along with the Princess Royal, spoke to a group of carers – in the UK, those who take care of ill, frail or disabled people – to mark Carers Week 2020. Anne has been President of The Carers Trust since its launch in 2011.
The Trust provides support to carers across the UK through their network of partners.
"I'm very glad to have been able to join you today," the queen smiled, after hearing the many positive and inspirational stories.
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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. The Trust provides support to carers across the UK through their network of partners, as well as giving carers a voice and highlighting their work to the general public. To find out more about Carers Week, follow our link in bio.
According to CNN, one of the women on the call shared more about what happened when her Majesty joined the call.
Nadia Taylor said: "The Queen asked questions about how we all coped and called us extraordinary, which was very lovely."
The participants also had to adhere to strict royal protocol, according to the publication, with the monarch, of course, having to be the last to arrive and the first to leave – even over Zoom.