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The Queen’s phone call with President Trump ahead of Independence Day

On Tuesday afternoon, Her Majesty The Queen spoke with President Trump via a telephone call ahead of Independence Day on Saturday 4th July. The Queen made the call from Windsor Castle, where she is currently isolating, to mark the 244th anniversary of the American colonies declaring independence from Great Britain.

The news of the phone call was released across The Royal Family’s social media accounts with a Tweet reading, “Today, The Queen spoke to President Trump by telephone from Windsor Castle ahead of Independence Day in the United States on 4th July.”

A second post from the account elaborated that the phone call was “the latest in a series Her Majesty has held with world leaders in recent months, including President Macron, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.”

Independence Day is a Federal holiday in the United States of America which commemorates the Declaration of Independence on 4th July 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the Monarch of Great Britain, King George III, and were now united, free and independent states. Congress had voted to declare independence on 2nd July 1776 however it was not declared until the 4th July.

Independence Day is marked by patriotic displays and celebrations often take place outdoors. With the current Coronavirus pandemic situation, it is unclear how American’s will celebrate Independence Day 2020.

At the time of The Royal Family’s social media post, President Trump had yet to tweet anything about his phone call with Her Majesty The Queen. President Trump is a prolific user of Twitter and is said to be proud of his relationship with Her Majesty.

This upcoming Independence Day will be the first that The Queen’s Grandson, Prince Harry, will spend as a resident of the USA. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Archie-Harrison moved to the USA back in March when they stepped back from public duties and as working members of The Royal Family.

Photo: The White House/Wikimedia

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