On the latest installment of Royals Who Zoom (can someone please make this an actual show?!), Princess Anne gave us a quick look into the home where she is self-isolating.
On Thursday, the Princess Royal opened a new emergency field hospital in Glasgow, virtually of course. The new NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital, which was constructed in 20 days in response to the coronavirus outbreak, was officially declared open by Anne via video chat from her home (more on that later).
During the event, the 69-year-old thanked staff and congratulated all involved in the creation of the new medical facility. “May I offer my congratulations to everyone who has made it possible to open the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow,” she said in the clip. “This is a successful team effort and it will need to continue in order to make the best use of the facilities here.”
And while we admit we should have been focused on the princess’s inspirational message, we quickly became distracted (OK, obsessed) with the background where she was conducting the video chat. The room, which looks to be a living room, features a handful of figurines on shelves, family photos, a large gold mirror and a beautiful bouquet of pink roses (a gift from Sir Timothy Laurence, perhaps?).
We’re not positive, but we’d make a small bet the queen's only daughter and her husband are currently staying at Gatcombe Park, their private country home in Gloucestershire. While the couple also maintains a London residence at St James's Palace, they usually spend the majority of their time at the English estate (which also seems more conducive to quarantining).
So, while we hope this period of work from home doesn’t last forever, all we ask of you, Princess Anne, is to keep inviting us into your home via video chat.