Queen Elizabeth has praised South Australia’s coping with of the COVID-19 pandemic in a obvious video call with Premier Steven Marshall and Governor Hieu Van Le.
The call final week, which modified into as soon as launched by Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, modified into as soon as organised to discover the disclosing of a fresh bronze statue of her majesty in the grounds of Government Dwelling in Adelaide.
It modified into as soon as solid by SA artist Robert Hannaford, who took share in the call.
Mr Marshall told the Queen that South Australia modified into as soon as “getting nearly abet to a technique of normality” after restrictions and other measures to wrestle the coronavirus.
He acknowledged it had been a expansive co-operative effort between the express’s neatly being companies and products, the police, the federal government and the folk of SA.
“That sounds very suitable. It ought to be very encouraging that they would possibly be able to all celebration every other time,” her majesty replied.
Mr Le told the 94-year-worn monarch the fresh lifestyles-size statue had change into a favored space for company to make a choice photos, offering them a probability to feel “very shut to you”.
The Queen gave the impression a runt bit bowled over and joked that “it will most likely most likely seemingly perchance well be fairly alarming to with out discover look for it out of the window”.
“Gracious, has she arrived all at the moment?” she acknowledged.
Mr Hannaford also presented the Queen with a smaller version of the statue.