- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the London Ambulance Service 111 control room on Thursday in order to thank the staff working tirelessly to answer calls during the coronavirus pandemic.
- "Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones. They need our support as much as we need theirs," Prince William captioned an Instagram post of their visit.
The Cambridges are extending their gratitude to emergency personnel in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, both Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon in order to meet with staff who have been managing a growing influx of emergency calls during the coronavirus crisis. Duchess Kate wore a dusty-pink pantsuit with pointed pumps for the occasion while Prince William donned a navy sweater with a matching suit and brown oxford shoes.
During their visit, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge highlighted the tireless work of the NHS staff and spoke with employees, including London Ambulance Service's Chief Executive, Garrett Emmerson, about how they are handling the recent increase in demand of their services. According to an official press release from Buckingham Palace, the London Ambulance Service have received five times the normal rate of emergency calls—equalling out to almost 8,000 calls a day.
"The last few weeks, and more recent days, have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus. But it’s at times like this when we realize just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society – people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good," wrote Prince William in the caption of an Instagram post recapping their visit. "Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones. They need our support as much as we need theirs."
The Duke of Cambridge continued to urge the public to follow government advice concerning the virus in order to help combat it's spread.
"All of us have a part to play if we’re going to protect the most vulnerable. That means acting on the latest expert advice, staying home if we or those we live with have symptoms, and avoiding non-essential contact to help reduce the spread of the virus," he explained.
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