Kate Middleton Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to a Children's Hospital
"The whole country is behind you."
One of Kate Middleton's patronages got a special message from the Duchess of Cambridge. According to People, Kate offered words of support and encouragement to everyone working at Evelina London Children's Hospital, letting the entire team know that everyone is standing behind them as they take on caring for sick kids during the pandemic.
"I am writing to let you know how much I am thinking of all the team at Evelina London during this hugely difficult time," Kate wrote to the staff at the hospital. "It is heartening to know you are still very much open for business and continuing to provide expert care to sick children despite the challenging circumstances. You are all truly inspirational and I know how much you will be there for these families, as you always have been."
Kate became a patron of the hospital, located in central London, back in December 2018. People notes that the hospital is extending care to adults during the COVID-19 outbreak, and Kate thanked the staff for everything that they're doing.
"You are now facing the additional pressure," she added, "but it is a testament of your support and commitment to your patients that you are all pulling together to ensure they will have the best possible care."
She finished by telling everyone to stay strong and reminded the hospital staff that everyone, not just the royals, is thinking of them and appreciate their hard work.
"Whether working on the frontline, or behind the scenes, you will be having to juggle these pressures and manage both your professional and personal lives. Please look after yourselves and each other and know that the whole country is behind you," she wrote. "This comes with my very best wishes for the good health of you and your families over the coming weeks. Catherine."
Kate first visited the hospital in February 2018, when she was pregnant with Prince Louis and later became patron to support the hospital's efforts to care for kids with "rare and complex conditions."