WATCH: Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance in first Zoom call

Queen Elizabeth (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Queen Elizabeth (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

The Queen is finding innovative ways to connect with the world during lockdown.

The 94-year-old recently participated in her first public video call on Zoom, with her daughter Princess Anne, Huffpost reported.

During the video call, Her Majesty, alongside Princess Anne, joined the call in honour of Carers Week in the UK. They spoke to a group of caregivers about their work and praised them for their incredible service.

The family shared footage to their official royal family Twitter page, in which the Queen and the Princess Royal chatted to Alex, Amna, Nadia and Mary, who work as primary carers for families and are supported by the Carers Trust.

Carers Trust is a foundation that seeks to support unpaid carers that was founded by Princess Anne in 2011 and she currently still serves as president.

In one of the clips, a caregiver chats to Her Majesty about her personal experiences in the field.

“Interesting listening to all your tales and stories. I’m very impressed by what you have achieved already,” the royal responded.

“I am very glad to have been able to join you today.”

Speaking to PEOPLE, Gareth Howells, chief executive of the Carers trust, reveals that the Queen was interested in learning more about the carers and how the coronavirus has affected them.

“Her Majesty was very keen to understand the stories of each of the carers. She shared a lot and asked questions about the support they are currently getting as unpaid carers,” Gareth adds.

“She was keen to understand how the coronavirus has impacted them as such.”


Sources: Huffpost, TODAY, Carers Trust

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