Kate Middleton joins senior royals to pay homage to healthcare workers

14 Mai, 2020, 07:20 | Auteur: Christine Menetries

The royals, including the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex and Princess Alexandra joined together to pay tributes to the world's nurses, speaking with healthcare professionals in Australia, India, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Bahamas, Cyprus, Tanzania and the UK.

The joint phone and video calls were made to mark International Nurses' Day on Tuesday. In the almost five minutes of footage, royal figures including Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Prince William, Princess Anne, Princess Alexandra and Sophie, Countess of Wessex appeared throughout, speaking via video call with healthcare workers in places like Australia, India, Tanzania, Malawi, the United Kingdom and Sierra Leone and thanking them for their courageous, life-saving work.

Camilla said: "Extraordinary times call for extraordinary people".

Prince Charles said: "My family and I want to join in the chorus of thank yous to nurses and midwifery staff in this country and all over the country and all over the world".

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Also appreciating their efforts, The Countess of Wessex said, "Thank you for what you are doing and the outcomes are so much better because of the interventions you are doing".

The pair spoke with nurses whose specialisms included maternal health, HIV, mental health, women's health and ophthalmology.

"We can be part of the celebration", said the Princess Royal to the programme manager of a medical ship in the country which provides healthcare to people who can't usually get access to it.

Prince Charles thanked nurses for their "diligence" and "courage".

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