Kate Middleton and Prince William paid a visit to a National Health Service (NHS) call center on Thursday in England to pass on the royal family’s personal thanks for its response during the COVID-19 crisis.
At the London Ambulance Service 111 Control Room, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with workers who have been tirelessly answering emergency service calls throughout the coronavirus pandemic. For the visit, Middleton chose a dusty rose tailored pantsuit that resembles an Autograph by Marks and Spencer $175 dark rose blazer with a pair of color-coordinating $105 trousers.
On her feet, the duchess chose a set of patent croc-embossed pumps in a muted gray. The pair is similar to a Hugo Boss pair that she previously wore in November 2016 at an event at the Natural History Museum in London; the style originally retailed for 315 euros ($335)but is currently sold out.
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On Instagram, Kensington Royal shared footage from the event with a heartfelt caption written by Prince William.
“It’s at times like this when we realise 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,” read the caption. “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 nonessential contact to help reduce the spread of the virus.”
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Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most. • 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 realise 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. • 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. • 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. • — The Duke of Cambridge
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