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The Queen receiving government briefings via FaceTime and Skype for the first time


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The Queen is understood to be receiving government briefings via FaceTime and Skype for the first time in her reign.

In an effort to obey the new social distancing guidelines imposed by the government, Her Majesty is getting to grips with modern technology to stay abreast of events.

Medical experts are now able to brief Her Majesty directly to her iPad without the need for her to leave the office.

The 93-year-old monarch can also now adapt the way in which she carries out engagements.

For example, it is believed that once Her Majesty gets to grips with the technology, she can video-message members of the emergency services, charities and volunteers.

In the past during times of crisis, Her Majesty has visited hospitals and members of the emergency services in person.

However, due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, it would be unsafe for The Queen to leave Windsor Castle to carry out her duties in public.

FaceTime and Skype offer a suitable alternative enabling the monarch to continue working, but from home.