For Queen Elizabeth II, it’s enterprise as typical.
On Wednesday, the reigning British monarch was photographed alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace, making it her first in-person viewers because the begin of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Not fairly often that anybody will get to take an image at one in all these!” tweeted Dominic Lipinski, photographer at Her Majesty’s Press Affiliation. “Queen Elizabeth II meets Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace for his or her first in-person viewers because the begin of the covid pandemic.”
Simply days prior, the 95-year-old was beaming as she attended the ultimate day of the Ascot races on Saturday. The queen, a eager racing fan and racehorse proprietor, has attended Ascot virtually yearly of her seven-decade reign. She was absent final yr when the occasion was held with out spectators due to the pandemic. Her return got here two months after the demise of her husband, Prince Philip, at 99.
Elizabeth, who wore a festive mint-green outfit with an identical hat, was applauded by the gang as she arrived to cheer on 4 horses she owns that have been racing that day. She smiled broadly as she inspected one in all her horses, Attain for the Moon, after it completed a closed second.
The annual racing assembly west of London was a heady mixture of horses, extravagant headwear, fancy clothes, champagne, in addition to strawberries with cream.
Earlier this month, Elizabeth additionally hosted President Joe Biden and first girl Jill Biden at Windsor Fortress, her royal residence close to London.
Biden, 78, is the thirteenth American president to fulfill the monarch. President Lyndon B. Johnson is the one one who didn’t make her acquaintance whereas he was in workplace.
Biden’s first time assembly the queen got here in November 1982, when as a U.S. senator he traveled to the UK for a gathering of the British-American Parliamentary Group, the White Home mentioned. Biden was a part of a gaggle that met with the monarch throughout that go to.
Elizabeth was beforehand isolating at Windsor Fortress in the course of the coronavirus pandemic alongside Philip.
The Related Press contributed to this report.