Royal family thanks Aussie nurses for their “incredible” work

Royal family thanks Aussie nurses for their “incredible” work

Royal family members have thanked nurses around Australia and the world for the “incredible” work they have done on International Nurses Day.

The family released a clip on Tuesday which showed Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Duchess Camila, Princess Anne, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Wessex and Princess Alexandra all speaking to nurses from around the world.

The family wanted to know how they were coping during the pandemic and went to thank them for “the incredible work they do daily”.

The Duchess of Cambridge, and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex also spoke with three Queensland nurses who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Duchess Kate told them she “would love to hear what it’s been like on the ground”.

They told the royal it has been “as hectic as it has been around the world”.

The Aussie nurses also said they had been “feeling the love” from the local community.

The calls were facilitated by Nursing Now, an organisation of which the Duchess of Cambridge is a loyal Patron. She wrote an open letter to the group thanking them for their tireless work.

“The crucial, and often unsung, role that nurses play in global health care is needed now more than ever. In this, the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, healthcare workers are facing unprecedented challenges in the fight against the global pandemic,” she said.

“Often putting their lives at risk and separating from loved ones to protect them from harm, they are an inspiration to us all. We stand behind all nurses and commend their bravery.”