Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprise NHS workers with sweet telephone calls

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a recording of a phone call they made to NHS workers currently working on the front line to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to doctors and nurses at the Queen’s Hospital Burton, Staffordshire, and the University Hospital Monklands in North Lanarkshire
  • Prince William praises the teams and describes their work as a 'different level' during these unprecedented times
  • The couple posted it on their Kensington Royal Instagram page
  • It follows royal news that Prince Charles made history earlier today

Prince William and Duchess Catherine took time out to phone NHS workers as they continue to show their support for doctors, nurses and other key workers as the world remains gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

William, 37, and Catherine, 38, made the "special telephone call" to staff at Queen's Hospital Burton in order to "offer their thanks to all of the teams across the #NHS and #TeamUHBD responding to the coronavirus outbreak".

In the clip - posted to their Kensington Royal Instagram page - Prince William says, "We would 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 extreme circumstances.

"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 are honestly doing an incredible job."

The Duke went on to say that the whole country is "proud" of the tireless work doctors and nurses are putting in: "The whole country is proud of you, not just us, we really mean that, so thank you for everything you are doing and all the hours you are putting in."

It comes just one week after the pair publicly showed their support by getting their three children - Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and 18-month-old Prince Louis - to take part in the Clap for Carers demonstration last week.

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The couple - who have been married since 2011 - shared a sweet video of their children enthusiastically applauding for the NHS workers battling against COVID-19.

Alongside it they wrote, "To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GP's, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you."

Georgia Farquharson

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