Prince William and Kate Middleton Make Special Visit to Mark National Health Service’s 72nd Birthday
Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrated the NHS’s 72nd birthday and thanked health care workers for their support in the national response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The royals, both 38, visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn on Sunday and joined employees for afternoon tea to celebrate the occasion, which also falls ahead of the hospital’s 40th anniversary on July 22.
During their visit, the couple spoke to staff and volunteers who have worked to ensure that the hospital was able to cope with the pandemic, including medical staff, catering and operational staff, and those who have returned to work from retirement to support the COVID-19 effort.
One of the guests was medic Suzie Vaughan, who spent nine weeks apart from her daughters while working on the frontlines. Her reunion with her kids went viral in June.
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