THE Queen chuckled in delight as she was treated to a music show during a lockdown video call.
Youngsters put on a live performance for the 94-year-old monarch as she watched on from her HMS Bubble 2 inside Windsor Castle.
Children of the 45-strong Sistema Cyprus Symphony Orchestra rendition of Modus Cyprius calling out ‘Happy Anniversary Your Majesty’.
The Queen laughed in pleasure and said: “That’s very nice isn’t it.”
And added: “Well thank you for letting me hear that. That was very nice.”
The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary this month.
She was on the video call to thank winners of Commonwealth Points of Light award from around the world.
Music teacher Nikoletta Polydorou set up the Sistema Cyprus Symphony Orchestra to give free instruments and teach music to underprivileged children.
Len Peters of Trinidad and Tobago won his award in February 2018 for saving the lives of more than 500 turtles over the past 30 years.
He told the Queen he comes from a family who used to eat leatherback turtles when he was growing up.
Sir David Attenborough spent two weeks with the conservation project several years ago filming Blue Planet 2.
Len told Queen: “Here you have a young boy from a turtle-eating family wanting to make a difference.”
The 94-year-old monarch said: “So David Attenborough got to know what you were doing? That’s very interesting indeed to hear that.”
Ruy Santos, of Mozambique, who won the award four months ago, took the Queen on a virtual tour of his charity which included a soup kitchen that fed 6,000 people during the pandemic.
And demonstrated how to make a banana-fibre mask which will be sent to Buckingham Palace.
The Queen said: “Oh that’s very kind of you indeed.”
Speaking to all three winners, she said: “Thank you all for taking part in this programme.
“I’m delighted to have heard your stories and I think it’s wonderful work that you’re all doing, and volunteering so much. Thank you very much.”
The Commonwealth Points of Light award was launched in February 2018.
There have been 163 recipients of the Commonwealth Points of Light award from 53 of the 54 Commonwealth nations.
The Queen awards one volunteer from across the Commonwealth each week in recognition of their outstanding work.
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