Queen suffers technical hitch in video call to KPMG accountancy firm | Royal | News (Reports)

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Her Majesty was speaking to workers from KPMG accountancy firm when her screen went blank. The line was lost for a few minutes before the Queen was reconnected and she told them with a smile: “You just disappeared, all of you.”

The call was to mark the company’s 150th anniversary.

The Queen had been speaking to John McCalla-Leacy, a partner at the firm, when the line went down.

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He asked the Queen to pass on his thanks to her son Charles, whose charity The Prince’s Trust helped him hugely when he was a youngster.

He said it “changed my life”.

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.”

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She also spoke to David McIntosh, who said his father had helped guard Buckingham Palace in the 1980s.

At the end of the call, KPMG’s choir sang We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

The Queen told them: “It is difficult when people are used to being so close to each other…Well, thank goodness for technology, so one can still do this.”

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She isn’t the only royal to have had a technical hitch.

In October an aide told Camilla, who was chatting on a video call, “Ma’am, you’re on mute.”

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