Kate Middleton and the Queen lead royal tributes to healthcare workers

Abigail Malbon
Photo credit: Kensington Palace

From Cosmopolitan

Members of the royal family have recorded at-home videos to mark International Nurses' Day amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and more all thanked healthcare workers in the clip, released via the Kensington Palace Instagram account.

Kate and Sophie dialled in from their respective homes in Norfolk and Surrey to join video calls with nurses in Queensland, Australia, Sierra Leone, India, Malawi, the Bahamas, Cyrpus and the UK.

Kate Middleton told one of the nurses: "I don't know how you manage to do this and keep the show on the road despite the extra pressures you’re all under and the challenging conditions – it's just shown how vital the role that nurses play across the world. You should be so proud of the work that you do."


The five-minute video also features a phone call from Queen Elizabeth, who can be heard telling Professor Kathleen McCourt, the President of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, "This is a rather important day", adding: "Obviously nurses have had a very important part to play recently."

Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Princess Anne also make appearances in the clip.

The Duke and Duchess especially have been taking part in multiple video calls during the pandemic lockdown. They spoke to veterans on VE Day, midwives in the hospital, and even This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.


Glad to see they're keeping spirits up!

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