This week, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex teamed up to mark International Nurses Day amid the coronavirus pandemic. The royal ladies joined forces to make several conference calls to thank nurses around the Commonwealth for their hard work to safeguard the lives of their patients every day.
The Court Circular revealed Kate and Sophie’s sweet gesture. “The Duchess of Cambridge and The Countess of Wessex this afternoon held conference calls with nurses from around the Commonwealth in advance of International Nurses Day on 12th May.
“The Duchess of Cambridge and The Countess of Wessex, Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, talked to nurses from LV Prasad Eye Institute and Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India.”
Both Kate and Sophie are very committed to health-care issues. The Duchess of Cambridge is patron of two medical organizations; Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Last year, it was also revealed that Kate worked at the Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit in London for two days. Her work experience at the maternity ward was a part of her Early Years work. (outlined on the Royal Foundation website)
The Countess of Wessexis is Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. She is also Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps.
And last week, she represented the royal family at the opening of the Nightingale hospital in Sunderland, in northeast England.
The COVID-19 hasn’t stopped our hardworking Royal Family! For example, Prince William and Kate have continued undertaking engagements virtually from their home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
They have appeared in many videos connecting with people from their patronages and charities to offer their support.