The Queen has returned to work after battling COVID-19. According to Prince Charles, his mother is feeling “a lot better”.

The beloved monarch carried out two virtual engagements from Windsor Castle with ambassadors, the first time she had been seen since being diagnosed with Covid.

The Queen tested positive on Sunday February the 20th, with Buckingham Palace announcing Her Majesty was “experiencing mild cold-like symptoms”

She was forced to cancel a number of engagements due to the lingering effects from the virus.

But the 95-year-old must have felt well enough to speak to foreign diplomats on Tuesday, meeting the new ambassadors of Andorra and Chad.

During the two audiences, Her Majesty wore a green dress with a large brooch and her pearls.

It comes as Prince Charles was asked about his mother’s health during a visit to Southend-on-Sea.

Member of the public Janice Jacom said of their conversation: “I asked the prince about his mother and he said ‘she’s a lot better now – it was very mild’.

“It was a bit worrying as the Queen is getting on a bit but I think she’s absolutely wonderful.”

On Sunday the Queen is reported to have left Windsor Castle visit the grounds of Frogmore House, where she enjoyed time with some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

They included the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Princess Beatrice and her daughter, Sienna, were also present.

The Queen is expected to continue with her constitutional duties at the castle and carry out a number of private events.

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This article first appeared on OverSixty.