The Cambridges are making sure to show their gratitude to hospital staffers working tirelessly to help those combatting coronavirus.
Prince William and Duchess Kate took to the official Kensington Palace Twitter account to share a recorded voicemail the prince sent employees of Queen’s Hospital Burton in England and University Hospital Monklands in Scotland.
“We’d just like to say from the two of us how proud we are of all of you and how amazingly you are all doing under such extreme circumstances,” the Duke of Cambridge said. “I know all of you see this as your job and that you get on with it but this is a different level and you guys are doing an incredible job. The whole country is proud of you, not just us, we really mean that. So thank you for everything you’re doing and all the hours you’re putting in.”
☎️ “The whole country is proud of you, so thank you for everything you’re doing and all the hours you are putting in.” — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to staff at Queen’s Hospital Burton and University Hospital Monklands.#clapforkeyworkers @UHDBTrust @UHMonklands pic.twitter.com/B8RjNZVZto
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 2, 2020
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Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most. • The last few weeks, and more recent days have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus. • But it’s at times like this when we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society – people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good. • Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones. • They need our support as much as we need theirs. • All of us have a part to play if we’re going to protect the most vulnerable. • That means acting on the latest expert advice, staying home if we or those we live with have symptoms, and avoiding non-essential contact to help reduce the spread of the virus. • — The Duke of Cambridge
Both Prince William and Kate Middleton are currently self-quarantining with their children at their country home, Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham Estate, following government orders to stay at home as much as possible amid the ongoing pandemic.
Before leaving London, both William and Kate paid a visit to NHS emergency responders to thank them for their constant work amid the ongoing health crisis. The royal couple have also promoted the importance of prioritizing mental health while people around the world self-isolate and practice social distancing in order to attempt to stop the spread of the disease.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.