Prince William and Kate Middleton have changed direction with their foundation after efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus ramped up.
“The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will do all it can to support those on the frontline of responding to COVID-19 in the UK,” a statement on the website read.
The royal couple will be “working to connect our partners with those who are able to provide practical support to frontline responders and their families” and doing all they can “to promote and support the charities that can play a part in helping responders and their families with their mental health needs.”
The foundation will also participate “in the national effort to thank and celebrate all those working on the frontline of this crisis.” (RELATED: Kate Middleton, Prince William Celebrate UK Hospitals Working Under ‘Extreme Circumstances’ During Pandemic)
View this post on Instagram
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
“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,” the couple captioned the photo.