This year, the British monarch is commemorating the 4th of July with a phone call to the U.S. President. Earlier today, Queen Elizabeth, who remains in social distancing at Windsor Castle even as the coronavirus pandemic lockdown in the UK continues to ease, spoke with President Trump via phone ahead of the 244th anniversary of the American colonies declaring their independence. The royal family shared the news of their conversation on Twitter.
"Today, The Queen spoke to President Trump by telephone from Windsor Castle ahead of Independence Day in the United States on the 4th July," reads the post.
A second Tweet elaborated, explaining that this call to Trump was "the latest in a series Her Majesty has held with world leaders in recent months, including President Macron, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Scott Morrison."
The telephone call is the latest in a series Her Majesty has held with world leaders in recent months, including President Macron, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 30, 2020
At the time of posting, the President had yet to tweet about the call, which is unusual, as Trump is both a notoriously prolific user of Twitter, and extremely proud of his relationship with the Queen.
The subject of their conversation has not been shared publicly, but this 4th of July is a particularly interesting one for the royal family, as it will be Prince Harry's first as a resident of California.
The Sussexes have yet to share any holiday plans with the press, but like most people in the U.S., they've been taking social distancing seriously, so it's unlikely they'll be attending a large party or public gathering in celebration of the day.
Harry and Meghan postponed the launch of their charity Archewell earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but equality and racial justice are still top of mind for the royal couple. In recent weeks, they've been getting involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, meeting with leadership across all levels, and just last Tuesday, they visited Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles to help prepare food for vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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