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has returned to Buckingham Palace in London where she met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
It was Her Majesty's first in-person weekly audience with Mr Johnson since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic 15 months ago.
They had been holding theirsince March 18, 2020, when the Queen moved from the capital to Windsor Castle.
The monarch, 95, had remained in Windsor where she was isolating with the Duke of Edinburgh and a small number of staff, nicknamed HMS Bubble.
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The Queen's audience with Mr Johnson was held inside the Private Audience Room at Buckingham Palace on June 23.
It is believed to be the first time the Queen has been at the palace for six weeks since she attended the.
Framed photographs of her grandchildren – including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – were seen on the table inside the room.
Photos of the Queen and Prince Charles and the late Prince Philip can also be seen.
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For the face to face meeting the Queen wore a lilac-coloured dress and her Art Deco pearl triangle brooch.
The jewel is described by Leslie Field in The Queen's Jewels as "an unusual long narrow diamond triangle with two pearls and a canary yellow diamond set in the middle".
Its provenance is unknown but the Queen hasthroughout her 69-year-reign.
Perhaps the brooch's most famous appearance came when the Queen wore it during a rare televised message to the nation on the eve of the funeral of, in 1997.
During the meeting with Mr Johnson the Queen made a quip about embattled health secretary, Matt Hancock.
When Mr Johnson pointed out it had been 15-months between their last in-person weekly audience on March 11, 2020, Her Majesty replied, "Has it really? It's most extraordinary isn't it.
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"I've just been talking to your Secretary of State for Health, poor man, he came for the privy council."
"He's full of...", she added. "Full of beans?", offered Mr Johnson.
Mr Hancock has faced accusations of lying about testing people going from hospitals to care homes at the start of the pandemic, claims he has denied.
The Queen then told the prime minister that the health secretary "thinks things are getting better".
Her Majesty had spoken to Mr Hancock during the privy council, a body made up of senior politicians including former prime ministers which advises the monarch. It meets around once a month.
Queen Elizabeth meets Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace for their first in-person audience since the pandemic .
Just days prior, the 95-year-old was beaming as she attended the final day of the Ascot races on Saturday. The queen, a keen racing fan and racehorse owner, has attended Ascot almost every year of her seven-decade reign. She was absent last year when the event was held without spectators because of the pandemic. Her return came two months after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, at 99.