Queen Elizabeth & Camilla Make Rare Joint Appearance To Thank People In The Royal Voluntary Service — Watch Their Video Chat
Teaming up for a good cause! Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall made a rare joint appearance to show their support for people in the Royal Voluntary Service.
"'Thank you to everybody who have been volunteering. It has been a great help over this difficult year.' The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall thank @RoyalVolService volunteers & everyone across the UK who has given up their time to support their communities through the pandemic," The Royal Family's official Twitter account captioned the video on Friday, March 19.
The Queen, 94, and Camilla, 73, phoned in from their respective homes — the former was at Windsor Castle, while the latter was at Clarence House in London — to mark the one-year anniversary of the U.K. National Health Service's Volunteer Responders Scheme.
During the chat, the two ladies spoke with people who helped out as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the world.
"We couldn't have done it without you, so thank you. I am going to hand it over to Her Majesty," Camilla concluded.
"I think it's wonderful work, and I do think thank everybody and all the others, too, who have been volunteering," the Queen added. "It's been a great help over these very difficult years. Very nice to meet you all."
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The monarch has been keeping busy — just last week, she participated in a video call for British Science Week. "It's been very interesting to hear from you all. I hope the children have enjoyed it too – they might learn something from it as well! Thank you very much indeed. It's wonderful work you are all doing," she said.
Earlier this week, the Queen also celebrated St. Patrick's Day early. "Ahead of #StPatricksDay tomorrow, The Queen has sent her best wishes to the people of Ireland," The Royal Family Instagram account captioned a photo.
Not only has the Queen had to deal with the aftermath of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview, but her husband, Prince Philip, was also in the hospital for 28 days.
Fortunately, he returned home on March 16. "The Duke of Edinburgh has today been discharged from King Edward VII's Hospital and has returned to Windsor Castle, following treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition," the palace wrote in a statement.
"His Royal Highness wishes to thank all the medical staff who looked after him at both King Edward VII's Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital, and everyone who has sent their good wishes," they added.