Queen Elizabeth is all smiles as she holds virtual meetings from Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II, in residence at Windsor Castle

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Queen Elizabeth is back on screen.

Just a day after appearing alongside Prince Charles to present the George Cross to National Health Service officials from the four countries that make up the UK, the 96-year-old monarch held two virtual hearings.

The High Commissioner for the Kingdom of Eswatini Thandazile Mbuyisa and the High Commissioner for the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Dr Rajendra Singh, were at Buckingham Palace, where they chatted with the Queen, who is in residence at Windsor Castle – about 20 miles from London. .

The Queen was all smiles for the meetings, sporting a floral patterned dress and a single strand pearl necklace.

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain

YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Thandazile Mbuyisa and Queen Elizabeth

However, the British Royal Family‘s official Twitter account had to delete and retweet their message about the meetings after they mistakenly said they were with incoming ambassadors rather than high commissioners. Both are the two types of heads of diplomatic missions of a country, although an ambassador is the representative of a country in another country while a high commissioner is the head of state in another country.

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YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Shakuntala Singh, Dr. Rajendra Singh and Queen Elizabeth

On Tuesday, the Queen welcomed frontline workers and representatives of the National Health Service to Windsor Castle, where they received the George Cross to honor their service during the coronavirus pandemic.

The George Cross was instituted by King George VI in September 1940 at the height of the Blitz to recognize “acts of the greatest heroism or courage in circumstances of extreme danger”. It is the highest civil order that can be bestowed by the monarch.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (5L) and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (5R) pose with (back row LtoR) Peter May, Permanent Secretary to the UK Department of Health, Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England, Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland, and Judith Paget, Chief Executive of NHS Wales as (front row LtoR) Sister Joanna Hogg, Royal Victoria Hospital Emergency Department, May Parsons, Modern Matron at University Hospital of Coventry and Warkwickshire, Eleanor Grant, Palliative Care Nurse, Wishaw University Specialty Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, and Dr Ami Jones, Critical Care Consultant, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, seated with the George Cross Medals awarded to the National Health audience UK (NHS) Service at Windsor Castle

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (5L) and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (5R) pose with (back row LtoR) Peter May, Permanent Secretary to the UK Department of Health, Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England, Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland, and Judith Paget, Chief Executive of NHS Wales as (front row LtoR) Sister Joanna Hogg, Royal Victoria Hospital Emergency Department, May Parsons, Modern Matron at University Hospital of Coventry and Warkwickshire, Eleanor Grant, Palliative Care Nurse, Wishaw University Specialty Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, and Dr Ami Jones, Critical Care Consultant, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, seated with the George Cross Medals awarded to the National Health audience UK (NHS) Service at Windsor Castle

AARON CHOWN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles

Although members of the Royal Family have held investiture ceremonies on behalf of the Queen, the monarch herself has not personally bestowed honors since 2020, when she knighted Captain Sir Thomas Moore for having raised over $40 million for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). amid the coronavirus lockdown by completing 100 laps in his backyard.

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