Prince William and Kate visit paramedics on the coronavirus frontline
Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an ambulance station where they met medics fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Prince William and Kate chatted with the family of paramedic Jahrin Khan via a mobile phone during a visit to Newham ambulance station, in east London.
Ms Khan’s family is in London but her father joined the conversation from Bangladesh. She has been unable to see them through the pandemic because of restrictions.
The royal family has been encouraging people to have coronavirus vaccines in recent weeks.
Queen Elizabeth urged Britons to have a coronavirus shot, telling sceptics of the vaccine to “think about others rather than yourself”.
“It was very quick and I’ve had lots of letters from people who have been very surprised by how easy it was to get the vaccine,” she said on Tuesday. “And the jab – it didn’t hurt at all.”
The family has also been at the centre of a racism controversy recently as it reeled from an interview given by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan Markle, on Oprah.
After the interview, Prince William denied the family was racist.
His grand-father, Prince Philip, 99, spent time in hospital earlier this month, undergoing an operation.