Archbishop of Canterbury updated the Queen on what the Church has been doing during the pandemic.
As Sovereign, Her Majesty, the Queen holds the title of ‘Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.’ As a result, she meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury periodically to get an update on what the Church is doing.
However, due to the social distancing rules the Queen conduct a face-to-face meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury last week. Her Majesty had a telephone audience with Most Reverend Justin Welby in which he wished her a happy Easter.
The Most Reverend Justin Welby said it was “a great honour” as he pronounced blessings upon the monarch and her family.
Mr Welby tweeted a picture of himself with a phone to his ear and wrote: “It was a great honour to have a telephone audience with Her Majesty The Queen this afternoon.”
During their telephone conversation, the Most Reverend Justin Welby updated the monarch on what the Church of England has been doing during the pandemic.
He said, “May God continue to bless and protect her and her family.”
The Royal Family Twitter account retweeted Mr Welby’s post, confirming the telephone audience had taken place.
The Queen was reunited with the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor earlier this month after the duke spent a month in hospital.
The Queen has served as a symbol of national stability during the pandemic, delivering two rare televised addresses to the nation just weeks apart.
She reassured the country that the virus would be overcome, telling those in isolation: “We will meet again.”
The telephone call between Mr Welby and the Queen, who holds the title of Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, took place last Tuesday afternoon.