On Friday, the Queen marked another royal first as she held a virtual diplomatic audience to meet foreign ambassadors in Buckingham Palace via video call from Windsor Castle. To mark the memorable set of engagements, the Palace released a few photos of Her Majesty, allowing royal fans to be able to see her work from home set-up.
And eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but notice the picture frame placed behind her. A framed photograph of her grandson Prince William’s children can be seen behind her left shoulder.
The previously unseen photo shows a smiling Prince George sitting next to Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis standing in front of them.
It is believed that the photo has been taken by mom Kate, who has been documenting all of her family’s big moments and life events.
The previously unseen image comes as it was announced Prince William and Kate will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of their royal train tour on Tuesday.
The Queen spoke with three ambassadors via video link from Buckingham Palace where a video screen had been set up on a wooden cabinet in the equerry’s room. Sophie Katsarava, Ambassador of Georgia, Gil da Costa, Ambassador of Timor-Leste and Dr. Ferenc Kumin, Ambassador of Hungary and his wife Viktoria Kumin all took part.
The diplomats were in the Equerry’s Room at Buckingham Palace while the Queen was sitting in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “Diplomatic audiences are a long standing and traditional part of the monarch’s role and the hope has always been to restart them as soon as possible.
“A variety of options were considered in line with current guidelines to reintroduce diplomatic audiences while retaining some of the long-established ceremonial elements, such as the use of Buckingham Palace.”
She added: “At this time, in line with medical advice, Her Majesty will conduct diplomatic audiences virtually from Windsor Castle.”