The royal family combine forces to spread message of thanks for nurses on the frontline.
The Queen led the message of appreciation to the NHS workers in Great Britain, as the royal family showed their support for the nurses on the frontline through Coronavirus on International Nurses Day.
In a video posted by Kensington Royal, the 94-year-old monarch is heard thanking Professor Kathleen McCourt, president of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation from Windsor Castle, before other senior members of the royal family appear on zoom.
"On International Nurses Day, my family and I want to join in the chorus of thank you, to the nursing and midwifery staff all over the country, and indeed, the world," Prince Charles says on the video.
"Extraordinary times call for extraordinary people," the Duchess of Cornwall continues. "Thank you, from the bottom of my heart."
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are then joined by Princess Anne, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince William and Kate Middleton who speak with the some of the nursing staff from around the commonwealth.
Kate Middleton, who spent much of International Nurses Day on joint calls with Sophie to nurses in Sierra Leone, Australia, India, Malawi, the Bahamas, and British Army nurses in Cyprus, said: “I don’t know how you manage to do this and keep the show on the road despite the extra pressures you’re all under and the challenging conditions.
"It’s just shown how vital the role that nurses play across the world. You should be so proud of the work that you do.”
Prince Charles finishes the zoom call by ending with a touching final message: "Thank you all so much for the diligence and courage that you have shown."
The messages and conversations made with the nursing staff has made a significant impact for some staff, like Tahnia Ah Kit, a first year practitioner and registered nurse at Gidgee Healing and North West Health and Hospital Service, in Mt Isa.
“Starting 2020 in my new career as a registered nurse I would not expect to be placed in the midst of a pandemic and interviewed by the Royal Family.
"It was an amazing opportunity to be recognised and appreciated as an Aboriginal registered nurse to celebrate the International year of the Nurse and Midwife," she said.
This experience has been the first time we've seen the senior members of the royal family together since the UK's lockdown, and we expect to see more of them through online channels as they continue to carry out their royal duties.
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