‘Their outstanding work will never be forgotten’: Prince William and Kate Middleton lead tributes to medics who have lost their lives to coronavirus while in service on the eve of International Nurses Day
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to the nurses who’ve lost their lives to coronavirus amid the global pandemic. .
Prince William, 37 and Kate Middleton, 38, took to the Kensington Palace Twitter account and shared a sentimental message ahead of International Nurses Day.
Leading social media tributes they shared an illustration of a candle, captioned: ‘On Monday 11th May, the eve of International Nurses Day, we remember all those who have lost their lives to #COVID19 while in service.
‘Their outstanding work and dedication to those in their care will never be forgotten. #RememberHealthHeroes @NursingNow2020 @WHO’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid a tribute to nurses who’ve lost their lives to covid-19, ahead of International Nurses Day. Pictured: The royals clapping for the NHS and frontline workers
Kensington Royal tweeted a message urging for the ‘outstanding work and dedication’ of nurses not to be forgotten
The royals posted their homage to nurses using the viral hashtag #RememberHealthHeroes – and their post was quickly inundated comments praising them for showing recognition for those on the front-line.
The Twitter account which has over 1 million followers on the platform has been sharing words of encouragement throughout the crisis.
The touching post on social media comes as it was revealed that at least 150 NHS and healthcare workers have lost their lives to the virus.
International Nurses Day takes place annually on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, 12 May, to highlight the vital work done by health staff each day.
At least 150 NHS and care workers have died on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and was set to see monumental celebrations take place, as the historic figure is noted as being key in shaping modern nursing.
However, due to the pandemic the public has been asked to highlight the occasion by shining a light from their windows at 8.30pm on International Nurses Day.
The tribute to nurses is especially symbolic as Florence Nightingale is famously known as The Lady with the Lamp.
An image of Florence Nightingale is also set to be projected on St Thomas’s Hospital where she worked, to commemorate the anniversary.
The public is being asked to shine a light at 8.30pm on Tuesday in a tribute to nurses on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Pictured: An engraving of Florence done during her lifetime