Queen Elizabeth II has largely carried out her duties since the coronavirus pandemic began in 2020, and following the death of her husband Prince Philip last year. But on Wednesday she hosted guests visiting Windsor Castle for her first in-person engagement since her son Prince Charles, with whom she has come in contact, tested positive for coronavirus this month.
The meeting provided the most glimpse of the queen at a time when the country’s attention is focused on looking at every aspect of the 95-year-old monarch’s health.
In the video of the meeting, the queen can be seen greeting Major General Eldon Millar, the incoming defense secretary who works as a liaison between the monarch and the defense forces, and his predecessor, Ben Admiral James Macleod.
Photos and videos show the queen standing some distance away from the two during their meeting, while smiling warmly. She holds a cane in her left hand and wears a vibrantly patterned green and pink dress. Throughout the clip, the queen appears to be in good spirits, with many analysts saying the face-to-face meeting was meant to signal her good health.
“How are you?” one of the men asked.
“Well, as you can see, I can’t move,” the queen said with a chuckle, seemingly gesturing with her left foot or foot, before shaking hands with both men. . The trio chats casually.
Several staff members at Windsor Castle, the royal residence where the queen has spent most of her time since the pandemic began, have tested positive for the virus.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/20/world/europe/queen-elizabeth-coronavirus.html Queen Elizabeth held an audience at Windsor Castle the days before the positive test