The British royal family came together this week to celebrate International Nurses Day by paying tribute to nurses around the globe in an inspiring video.
Fox News reported that in the video, which was shared on the royal family’s official Instagram page, Queen Elizabeth can be heard praising nurses as they fight on the frontlines against the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is rather an important day,” the 94-year-old monarch states in the video. “They’ve [nurses] obviously had a very important part to play recently.”
The Queen’s son Prince Charles, who battled coronavirus himself last month, also appeared in the video from his office in his home. “On this International Nurses Day my family and I want to join in the chorus of thank you to nursing and midwifery staff all over the country and, indeed, the world,” he said, with his wife Camilla adding, “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Various clips of Prince William and Kate Middleton are also included in the video as they participate in Zoom calls with nurses all over the world in places like Australia, Tanzania, the Bahamas, India, Malawi, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. “Thank you for everything you’re doing,” William can be seen saying to some nurses in the U.K.
“We’d love to hear what it’s like on the ground,” Kate tells a group of Australian nurses, who reply that they “feel the love.”
“It’s amazing that you’re able to continue to provide the support and care that you would normally provide even under these really difficult circumstances,” Kate adds.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined veterans for a very special #VEDay75 party at @RoyalBritishLegion’s Mais House Care Home. On the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day, we pay tribute to the service of the entire #WW2 generation — from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. Visit The Royal Family YouTube channel to see more from the party…
Later on in the video, Kate acknowledges the impact coronavirus has had on the lives of nurses everywhere, praising them for their sacrifices and for giving “expert care to those in need despite these difficult circumstances.” The video comes to an end with Charles paying one last tribute to nurses, thanking them for their “diligence and courage.”
As of Tuesday, there had been 4.1 million coronavirus cases diagnosed around the world, with 1.33 million of those being in the United States. We would like to join the royal family in thanking the world’s nurses for all that they are doing to protect the rest of us from this pandemic!
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