A children’s orchestra has put a smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face by treating the monarch to a virtual serenade in celebration of her recent wedding anniversary.
During a video call with winners of the Commonwealth Points of Light award last week, Her Majesty spoke to Cypriot music teacher Nikoletta Polydorou, who provides free music lessons and instruments to children from challenged communities.
As the call came only days after the Queen and Prince Philip celebrated 73 years of marriage, Ms Polydorou decided to mark the occasion by surprising Her Majesty with her first-ever virtual music performance.
The performance was given by 45 students from the Sistema Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, who played a beautiful extract from a brand new composition by Cypriot composer, Andreas Michalopoulos.
Watching the orchestra from Windsor Castle, where she’s once again in isolation due to a new wave of COVID-19 in the UK, the Queen appeared enthralled.
The children ended their performance with a message for their royal audience member, saying in unison, “Happy anniversary, Your Majesty.”
“That’s very nice, isn’t it?” she responded, a big grin on her face. “Thank you for letting me hear that.”