If video calls already exist in our lives, they are now here to stay. One of the most common and most popular platforms, during quarantine and during de-definition, Zoom has become the new spot for family or professional meetings.
Even Queen Isabel II herself has preferred to have virtual conversations, in the comfort of Windsor Castle, where she has been isolating herself with her husband, Prince Philip. A video that reveals a preview of the documentary Anne: The Princess Royal at 70 shows that the Queen received some technical tips from her only daughter on how to enter Zoom.
In an excerpt from the video shared by the ITV royal editor, Chris Ship, we see Princess Anne teaching her mother to join a video call. The Queen appears in the video, as always, dressed impeccably and meticulously, with the usual pearl earrings and immaculate hair, in a compartment that appears to be a living room with sofas and paintings.
ICYMI last night.
That great clip from the @itv documentary on Princess Anne as she teaches The Queen how one uses @zoom_us !
The program – for her 70th birthday – airs tonight at 9pm pic.twitter.com/duHzozH2x5
– Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 29, 2020
In the video, Anne – who in turn appears surrounded by family photos and flowers – asks her mother if she can see the six participants in the call, and the Queen replies: “Yes … well, I can see four, anyway way”. The complicity between the two is evident.
In this video call, the mother and daughter pair joined a meeting with four caregivers who were taking care of family members during the coronavirus crisis. For 20 minutes, Anne and Her Majesty listened to their experiences and asked questions about the difficulties they faced. The video, shared on Twitter, was taken from a new program that marks Princess Anne’s 70th birthday, which takes place on August 15th.