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Queen Suffers Hilariously Awkward Technical Issues While On Video Call

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Queen Suffers Hilariously Awkward Technical Issues While On Video Call

Most of us have suffered an awkward Zoom blunder this year as we've tried to come to terms with working from home, and the Queen is no different.

On a video call last week, Her Maj, 94, paid a virtual visit to KPMG UK, marking the firm's 150th anniversary.

The Queen was hearing about the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, but suffered a technical blunder halfway through.

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Chatting to John McCalla-Leacy from KPMG, the monarch's internet connection appeared to momentarily cut out, with John explaining: "I'm sorry... Oh I'm sorry ma'am, I lost you. I wasn't sure actually if you could hear me!"

The Queen then explains: "You just disappeared, all of you." To which John replied: "Oh, that's terrible, I'm still here ma'am."

The Queen suffered a technical blunder (Credit: The Royal Family/YouTube)
The Queen suffered a technical blunder (Credit: The Royal Family/YouTube)

The Queen then went on to remind John of their topic, adding: "I think you were talking about the pandemic."

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During the virtual visit, the Queen heard about the firm's efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the accountancy profession, also chatting to Jennifer - the firm's youngest Senior Office Partner, Cheryl - who joined KPMG on their military leavers programme and David, who started at the firm as an apprentice in 2017.

"This year was really an incredibly difficult year for us within the firm, within KPMG because not only did we have to adapt to the many challenges that the pandemic brought," said John.

"We also witnessed, like everybody around the world, that just deeply, deeply distressing scenes and the event unfold which ignited the Black Lives Matter campaign right across the world but also here in the UK."

John also discussed how he was supported by the Prince's Trust earlier in his career (Credit: The Royal Family/YouTube)
John also discussed how he was supported by the Prince's Trust earlier in his career (Credit: The Royal Family/YouTube)
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John also discussed how he was supported by the Prince's Trust earlier in his career as a former international white-water canoe slalom competitor.

"Receiving the support that I did, and when I did, changed my life and I will never forget this," he said, asking Her Maj to pass on his thanks to Prince Charles.

To which the Queen replied: "I'll indeed pass it on to my son, who is very proud of the idea of the Prince's Trust, which I think has helped a lot of people."

Featured Image Credit: The Royal Family/YouTube

Topics: The Queen

Lucy Devine
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