Bill and Cathy Cambridge at the London Ambulance Centre in in Croydon

Posted on March 20, 2020

“BILL AND CATHY ARE OUT! BILL AND CATHY ARE OUT!” cried the two content-hungry bloggers, as they roused from their food comas.

“Wait. Bill and Cathy are … out?”

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the London Ambulance Centre in Croydon to meet staff who have been taking NHS 111 calls from the public, and thank them for the vital work they are doing.

During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses spoke to staff members and the Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Garrett Emmerson, about how they are dealing with the increase in demand on the NHS 111 service.

They also heard about when members of the public can help alleviate pressure on the system by using advice available online at nhs.uk/coronavirus before contacting 111.

“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 Duke of Cambridge

 

Our understanding is that this visit was mostly a surprise and the press wasn’t invited, so as to keep the crowding to a minimum, they didn’t shake hands, and they used hand sanitizer on the way in and out. We figure the royal family have a unique set of expectations, going back to the days when they’d walk around the ruins of London post-Blitz. The Duke and Duchess are the most senior members of the family who don’t fall under the highest-risk age categories, so it makes some sort of sense to send the young, healthy, popular members out.

In shallower news, Cathy’s pink suit is so smart and sharp! But with an ease and casualness that doesn’t make her look silly next to people doing important work.

 

[Photo Credit: royal.uk]

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