The Royal family gave a tribute to nurses on the International nurses day by video calling them for the first time through ‘zoom’.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex had spoken together to nurses working in India, Australia, Malawi, Cyprus, the Bahamas, and Sierra Leone, as well as in the UK.
The call started with the Queen’s audio. She spoke to Professor Kathleen McCourt, the president of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. She said, “This is rather an important day,”
“They [nurses] have obviously had a very important part to play recently.”
Then the royal family members appreciated the nurses for “incredible work”.
Kate Middleton had also joined the call. She 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.”
Sophie said to the nurses, “I hope you’re feeling some of the love as well”.
In addition to this, Prince Charles said, “On this International Nurses’ Day, my family and I want to join in the chorus of thank yous to nursing and midwifery staff across the country and indeed the world.”
Camilla was also present. She said, “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
A Palace spokeswoman said: “On every call, the royal family reiterated their thanks to nurses across the Commonwealth for the incredible work they do on a daily basis.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not join the video call.