Today, Kate made a surprise visit to King’s College Hospital in London to meet with recovering victims of the London Bridge terror attack and the staff that continue to treat them.
According to Express, her visit today was not publicised in advance to enable staff to continue treating those affected by the events of June 3, which left eight people dead and dozens wounded, without a fuss.
Upon her arrival at the hospital, Kate spoke with doctors, nurses, and staff, including Dr. Malcolm Tunnicliff, clinical director of the emergency department. According to Express, Dr. Tunnicliff was thrilled at the Duchess’s visit, saying, “We prepare for incidents like this 24 hours a day but it’s really nice when someone like the Duchess of Cambridge comes in and sees what we do first hand and says thanks. It gives the patients a lift, it gives the staff a lift that they are being recognised. All staff in the NHS want these days is to be recognised.”
Kate was clearly in awe of the staff at King’s College Hospital and their response to the horrific attack. According to Hello! Magazine, the Duchess stated, “The response was amazing. I presume you are trained to cope with this but hope this kind of incident never happens. What you do is remarkable.”
Kate went on to meet the two team leaders of the hospital, and then met two groups of staff who continue to provide support to the recovering victims. A large focus of her visit was to discuss the psychological support available to hospital staff in the wake of such a terrible attack, as William, Kate and Harry are deeply committed to causes that support mental health.
For this afternoon’s visit, Kate wore a navy tweed skirt suit by Rebecca Taylor that her followers will recognize immediately. The Duchess has worn these separates previously in 2012 and 2014. She paired her tweed suit with her Calogera pumps by Manolo Blahnik which are also recognizable from previous engagements.
After several public meetings, Kate then went behind closed doors to spend time with the recovering victims.
According to Hello! Magazine, 14 members of the public were taken to King’s College Hospital in the aftermath of the attack, with seven deemed to be in a critical condition and still receiving round-the-clock care.
Kate’s visit was a way of thanking the staff at the hospital for all the work they did in the aftermath of the attacks, and in continuing to care for the recovering victims.
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