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Queen Holds Phone Call With Navy Chief

Admiral Tony Radakin provided an update on Navy operations and the well-being of personnel throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The Queen has held a telephone audience with the First Sea Lord in her role as Head of the Armed Forces.

Her Majesty spoke with Admiral Tony Radakin about the work of the Royal Navy at home and overseas.

The phone call took place on the same day as Prince Philip was taken to hospital after "feeling unwell".

Adm Radakin provided an update on Royal Navy operations and the well-being of personnel throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Last month, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh received their COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Armed Forces have played a key role in the UK's response to coronavirus, both at home and overseas.

In the UK, the military's response has become the biggest ever homeland military operation in peacetime, with more than 5,000 personnel involved.

Cover image: First Sea Lord Tony Radakin held a telephone audience with the Queen (Picture: Royal Navy Twitter page).