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Queen’s cousin makes rare appearance in honour of carers week amid COVID-19 crisis


She spoke on the phone to Friends of the Elderly, St. Christopher’s Hospice and Care For Veterans from Buckingham Palace. She was pictured during the engagement and the photograph was posted to the Royal Family’s official Instagram account.

In the picture, she is seen wearing a a baby pink and white striped T-shirt and purple and green scarf with floral details as she holds the phone to her ear, with a broad smile on her face.

The account also posted several pictures of The Honourable Lady Oglivy visiting the charities before the coronavirus lockdown.

Her Royal Highness, who presides or is the patron of more than 100 charities, is sister of Prince Edward of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.

Along with the photos, a caption read: “To support @carers_week 2020 this week, Princess Alexandra spoke to some of the charities she is Patron of to find out more about how they have been coping during the Coronavirus outbreak.

@friendselderly Chairman Kerry Rubie and CEO Steve Allen told Her Royal Highness how carers have been keeping residents busy during lockdown with activities including a visit from donkeys at Alton care home and learning to grow tomatoes at Woking care home.

“Her Royal Highness also spoke with the CEO of @stchrishospice, Heather Richardson to learn about the charity’s ability to provide palliative care of the highest quality during Covid-19 and the support they are giving to carers.

“Her Royal Highness has been Patron of St Christopher’s since 1981. Each year they provide support to 6500 people across South East London both at home and in the hospice.

“Princess Alexandra also spoke with Andrew Neaves, the CEO of @careforveteran.

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Members of The Firm spoke to nurses about their role and how they were dealing with the unprecedented circumstances the country is going through currently.

The Honourable Lady Oglivy was the Queen’s bridesmaid at her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

While this may be a rare appearance in recent times, the Queen’s cousin has quietly taken part in thousands of engagement throughout the years.

In February, the Royal Family Instagram account, which currently has 8million followers, showed the work of members of the Royal Family who were not in the Queen’s immediate circle.


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