Royals share video montage to thank 'incredible' health workers

The Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family paid tribute to the world’s nurses today after speaking to healthcare professionals in Britain and around the Commonwealth. Six members of the Royal Family rolled out a virtual red carpet for the profession by making telephone or video calls to nurses in the UK, Australia, India, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Bahamas, Cyprus, and Tanzania to mark International Nurses’ Day today amid the coronavirus pandemic. They were led by the 94-year-old monarch, who like all other working members of the family has been forced to undertake official duties remotely during the virus lockdown. You should be so proud of the work that you do.” In addition, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have made their own contributions to a video message of support for the profession. At 16, she realized that nursing and caring for people was her true calling and urged her parents to study the same, a request vehemently opposed. She stood her ground in the face of all odds and managed to convince her parents and in 1851, she enrolled at a Christian school for women in Germany to study nursing. However, while working at the hospital barracks at Scutari (pictured), she managed to reduce the mortality rate by imposing strict discipline and high standards of sanitation. Florence Nightingale earned the title of the “lady with the lamp” for her habit of making rounds in dark hallways carrying a lamp to check on her sleeping patients. A revered figure of her time, she passed away on Aug. 13, 1910, in London.  (Pictured) General views inside the St. Margaret of Antioch Churchyard, location of the Nightingale family memorial. Camilla, 72, recorded messages of support for nurses from the Royal Naval Medical Service and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children Charity, of which she is respectively Commodore-in-Chief and patron. Over the weekend Princess Anne called Tanzania to speak with the programme manager of a medical ship supported by her patronage the Vine Trust. ‘In this, the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, healthcare workers are facing unprecedented challenges in the fight against the global pandemic. “Thank you for your continued work and I send you my very best wishes for the challenging times ahead.” Some of the nurses who spoke to Kate and Sophie said they were delighted to receive royal recognition. said: “We were honoured to be a part of this global conversation and to highlight the work of nurses in child and adolescent mental health and developmental disability. It was relaxed and easy going, and we felt right at home.” Anita Kamara, fistula supervisor and nurse at Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Sierra Leone, said: “Having the future Queen and the Countess speak to us today was really special. It was nice to speak to the Countess again andupdate her on the patients she met in January.” Margaret Bangura, outpatient children’s clinic deputy supervisor and nurse at Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Sierra Leone, said:”For me, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel blessed.”