At the ripe old age of 94, Queen Elizabeth II has joined the Zoom call hype during lock-down.

If your parents or grandparents have been struggling to get to grips with video calls, you can tell them they no longer have an excuse. Age is just a number after all.

Royals William and Kate have frequented many Zoom calls during the past few months. But the Queen appears to have stuck to her more traditional modes of interaction.

Now all that has changed.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 24:  Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the state banquet in her honour at Schloss Bellevue palace on the second of the royal couple's four-day visit to Germany on June 24, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The Queen and Prince Philip are scheduled to visit Berlin, Frankfurt and the concentration camp memorial at Bergen-Belsen during their trip, which is their first to Germany since 2004.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY – JUNE 24: Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the state banquet in her honour at Schloss Bellevue palace on the second of the royal couple’s four-day visit to Germany on June 24, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The Queen and Prince Philip are scheduled to visit Berlin, Frankfurt and the concentration camp memorial at Bergen-Belsen during their trip, which is their first to Germany since 2004. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Her Majesty has appeared on her first public Zoom call. She used a video call from Windsor Castle to chat to members of the Carers Trust to mark Carers Week (8 to 14 June).

In a video that has been shared by the royal family’s official Twitter account under the user name Windsor UK, the Queen wears a floral dress and pearls while sitting at a computer screen.

The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, also featured on the call as they chatted to some of the UK’s carers.

The tweet reads: “To mark #CarersWeek2020, the Queen and Princess Royal spoke to a group of carers who are supported by The Carers Trust to find out more about the challenges they face.”

The move follows the appearance of a new photo showing the Queen and Prince Philip celebrating his 99th birthday.

This may not be the first Zoom call the Queen has made but it’s the first time the public has seen her using video conferencing.

Perhaps lock-down will encourage her to use other technology? This could be the future for royals connecting with the public.

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