The Queen is a vision of spring cheer for first engagement in five months – after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview
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The Queen has made her first public appearance since her grandson Prince Harry sat down for his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey alongside his wife Meghan Markle.
The 94 year old seemed in high spirits as she stepped out at the CWGC Air Forces Memorial in Runnymeade to mark the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force.
She was greeted by the Director General of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Claire Horton, and High Commissioner for Australia, The Honourable George Brandis.
Looking set for spring, Queen Elizabeth II looked gorgeous in a pale green coat and matching hat, which was covered in daffodils and orchids.
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She attended a service to mark the anniversary, while her officer laid a wreath on her behalf.
Following the service, The Queen was seen viewing panels bearing the names of Australian war dead and a display of fallen airmen and women in the memorial cloister.
The rest of her day saw her meeting serving RAAF personnel, before signing a commemorative document before leaving the memorial, which she opened herself in October 1953.
The Queen's outing is her first in five months and comes after husband Prince Philip was discharged from hospital on 16 March following a lengthy stay and her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey aired.
Next month, The Queen will celebrate her grandson Prince William's 10th wedding anniversary with Kate Middleton, and is set to mark the occasion in a special way.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! magazine: "I think it's highly likely she'll be planning something to honour Kate's 10 years in the royal family. Something she can do to mark it.
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"Kate and the Queen have a fantastic relationship. Kate strikes that balance between bowing to her as the head of the royal family in public but being able to check in with her as the great grandmother to her children. She has her own direct line to the queen."
According to the expert, it was Kate who taught the queen to use Zoom during the coronavirus pandemic, meaning she has been able to conduct virtual meetings.
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"They've stayed in touch over video calls," Duncan explained, "Kate will check in on the Queen and give her updates on the children. But also lean on her for advice."
Kate and William recently visited their wedding venue, Westminster Abbey, which has now been turned into a vaccination centre to aid the effort against coronavirus.
The poignant visit saw the couple recreate their walk down the aisle ten years on, with fans comparing pictures from the day to their royal wedding on 29th April 2011.
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