Queen Elizabeth Holds Two Virtual Audiences After News of Granddaughter’s Birth

Just days after becoming a great-grandmother of 11, Queen Elizabeth is back to royal business. Not surprisingly, she’s all smiles.

On Tuesday, the 95-year-old monarch conducted two virtual audiences from Windsor Castle. (If you didn’t know, audiences are one-on-one meetings with the queen and are an important part of her daily work.) During the event, Her Majesty met with the ambassador from the Republic of South Sudan, Ms. Agnes Oswaha, and with the High Commissioner for the Republic of Mozambique in London, Ms. Albertina MacDonald, who were attending the Zoom from Buckingham Palace.

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For the occasion, Liz looked chic in a floral dress (although we could only see the top of it) which she paired with a brooch, pearl necklaces and a smile across her face (sadly, not shown above).

This is the first public engagement for the queen since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on Friday. The couple broke the exciting family news on Sunday in a lengthy statement on their Archewell website.

The queen and the rest of the royal family reacted to the news on social media. Queen Elizabeth shared a message on the royal family IG account that read: “Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Lilibet Diana! The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news. Lilibet is Her Majesty’s 11th great-grandchild.”

And while she has yet to specifically address the fact that the couple chose to name their daughter after the monarch, People reports that the royal is “supportive” of the decision.

Keep up the good work, Liz.

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