Queen most amused by sailor's lockdown training regime
The Queen was most amused after hearing about an RAF gunner’s unusual lockdown exercise regime of pushing a car up and down the streets.The monarch remarked “Oh”, looked surprised and gave a chuckle when Lance Corporal Shanwayne Stephens – a member of the Jamaican bobsleigh team – told her how he had been using the method to keep fit.“Well I suppose that’s one way to train,” the Queen added, laughing.Her conversation with L/Cpl Stephens came as the Queen carried out her second official virtual royal engagement, holding a video call from Windsor Castle with members of the Armed Forces based across the globe.
The RAF could be used to bring coronavirus vaccines to the UK, the DefenceSecretary has said. Speaking on a visit to a Covid-19 testing site inLiverpool, where a mass pilot is under way, Ben Wallace said the militarywould play a part in the distribution of vaccines, which could be availablesometime before Christmas.
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Historian, Dan Snow, helped 80-year-old John Watts connect with his father like never before. Joseph Watts was killed while fighting the Nazis in WWII, eight months before his son John was born. On the anniversary of his death John came face to face with the RAF plane his father would have flown. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Queen has returned to Windsor Castle after her stay at Sandringham, whilethe Duke of Edinburgh has remained on the Norfolk estate. Buckingham Palaceconfirmed the monarch, 94, has arrived at the Berkshire royal residence, whereshe retreated in March for her safety ahead of lockdown. Philip, 99, has spentmuch of his retirement so far at his cottage Wood Farm in the sanctuary of theSandringham estate.
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