PRINCE William has praised Britain’s emergency services for their tireless work and declared: “They need our support as much as we need theirs.”
With wife Kate, the couple became the first royals to visit workers on the front line battling the coronavirus pandemic at a 111 call centre.
Echoing the words of his grandmother the Queen after she implored all Brits to work together to beat the virus sweeping the globe, William said: “The last few weeks have been concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus. It’s at times like this we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country – people from all backgrounds, pulling together for the common good.
“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 and Duchess of Cambridge were told the 999 service has had its busiest three days in its history this week while the 111 helpline was receiving “phenomenal” levels of calls, with members of the public panicking over the need for self-isolation.
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March 21, 2020