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Queen on Royal Duty Inside Windsor as UK Records ‘Highest-Ever’ Temperature

Queen Elizabeth II in Maidenhead, Berkshire, on July 15. 

Queen Elizabeth II in Maidenhead, Berkshire, on July 15. 

Photographer: Kirsty O'Connor/AFP/Getty Images

The Queen carried on with her royal duties during the heatwave despite the UK facing its hottest day on record.

The monarch, 96, welcomed the new US ambassador Jane Hartley from the safety of inside Windsor Castle during the virtual audience on Tuesday.