Queen Elizabeth has met with foreign diplomats in her first public video call following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. After a period of national mourning, the queen has returned in full form to resume her royal duties.

Her Majesty, who turned 95 on April 21, was all smiles as she conducted a virtual meeting with the ambassadors for Latvia and Ivory Coasts, Ivita Burmistre and Sara Affoue Amani. According to Buckingham Palace, the queen has been having her regular audience with foreign officials who are based in London while she remains in isolation at Windsor Castle.

But a few days after Philip passed away on April 9, Queen Elizabeth was actually carrying on with some of her royal work inside the castle. She hosted a private retirement ceremony for Earl Peel, whose last work was to make sure that the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral would go as planned.

The queen's husband was buried on April 17. Four days later, she had her birthday but opted not to celebrate as she was still in mourning. Instead, the queen released a message to thank the public for their sending their sympathies for the royal family. The monarch said that she was "deeply touched" by the support and kindness shown by the world after losing her husband and consort for 73 years.

Meanwhile, the queen's official social media pages have changed profiles on April 23 to indicate that her period of mourning is over. According to reports, the solo profile photo of Queen Elizabeth was taken in February 2020, which was one of her last in-person visits to the MI5 headquarters before the COVID-19 lockdown. Previously, the queen's official pages had her and Philip in the profile pictures.

Royal expert Nick Bullen said that despite her age and her loss, Queen Elizabeth will never abdicate as her commitment to the monarchy is not only with her country but also with God. Bullen said that faith has been her driving force in staying on the throne and she will keep doing her job until her death.

However, she has been turning over some of her duties to her heir, Prince Charles. Royal experts believe that more work will be transitioned to the Prince of Wales now that the Duke of Edinburgh has passed away. In the last few years, Charles has been doing more travels and official tours on behalf of her mother. Bullen said that, essentially, Queen Elizabeth is "progressively slowing down" but she will not be stepping back from her royal duties.

Queen Elizabeth has been the longest-serving monarch in the history of Britain, surpassing even her great-great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.