Watch Queen Elizabeth II Join a Video Call With a Little Help From Princess Anne

ITV shared a clip of Queen Elizabeth II taking part in a Webex conference call with her daughter, Princess Anne, in its new documentary.

von Elyse Dupre Jul 29, 2020 12:32Tags
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You're not the only one doing video calls while social distancing.

Queen Elizabeth II recently took part in a Webex conference with a little help from her daughter, Princess Anne. ITV captured the virtual meeting for its new documentary Anne: The Princess Royal at 70

The clip started off with The Queen's assistant private secretary Tom Laing-Baker introducing Her Majesty to the rest of the group.

"Good morning," Queen Elizabeth II said after she joined the call. "I'm very glad to have been able to join you."

Princess Anne then offered some guidance—asking her mother if she could see everybody and noting she should see six people on her screen. 

"Yes, well I can see four anyway," the 94-year-old monarch replied. 

The Princess Royal then decided to move along.

"You don't need me. You know what I look like," Princess Anne quipped.

While many attend virtual meetings in T-shirts and sweatpants, Her Majesty went with a more formal look and wore a floral dress and her signature pearls for the occasion.

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This wasn't the first time The Queen had joined a video call. Just a few days ago, she attended a virtual meeting to learn more about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's work amid the global coronavirus pandemic and see her new portrait, which is expected to hang in the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office. She also joined a call earlier this month to speak with service personnel from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

Of course, this should come as no surprise to royal admirers. After all, The Queen has dabbled with technology before. She published her first Instagram post in 2019 and became the first monarch to send an email during a visit to an army base in 1976.

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Anne: The Princess Royal at 70 debuts Wednesday July 29 on ITV.