The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive new roles as their royal tour continues

Exciting news!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been named the joint patrons of NHS Charities Together.

  • The royal couple have been honoured the new role while undertaking their country-wide tour on the royal train.
  • They have been visiting frontline workers to thank them for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In other royal news, Prince Charles has revealed his regret over Prince Harry and baby Archie.

What is Kate and William's new role?

NHS Charities Together is a federation of more than 250 organisations supporting staff, patients and volunteers in the health service.

Ian Lush, chair of the charity, announced that Kate and William were joint patrons.

He said: "This is such an honour for our organisation and for all the NHS charities across the UK."

"The involvement of Their Royal Highnesses will inspire the public to do even more to support the amazing NHS staff and volunteers who have done so much to keep us safe and well this year.

"We can't wait to start working with the duke and duchess, the potential is so exciting."

The news was revealed as the Cambridges arrived in Edinburgh to begin Monday's tour of the country.

Duchess Catherine and Prince William made their first stop in the village of Newbridge to meet with paramedics and first responders.