Amid pandemic, Prince William tours region by prepare

FILE Image: Britain’s Prince William wears a protecting mask as he visits St. Bartholomew’s Clinic

FILE Image: Britain’s Prince William wears a protecting mask as he visits St. Bartholomew’s Clinic in London, Britain Oct 20, 2020. Matt Dunham/Pool by means of REUTERS /File Image

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince William and his wife Kate begin a tour of Britain by teach on Sunday, assembly frontline workers, treatment house team and academics to thank them for their initiatives all through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Britain has been the toughest strike nation in Europe by COVID-19, with above 60,000 deaths.

William, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and next-in-line to the throne, and Kate will experience the Royal Educate, travelling 1,250 miles throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

“The Duke and Duchess are very a lot hunting ahead to shining a spotlight on the remarkable work that has been accomplished throughout the place all over this tricky 12 months,” Kensington Palace stated in a assertion.

“(They are also on the lookout forward) to sharing their gratitude on behalf of the nation for all individuals supporting their area communities ahead of the Christmas holidays.”

Queen Victoria was the initially reigning monarch to use the Royal Train in 1842, to vacation from Slough to London’s Paddington station.

Reporting by Alistair Smout editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Giles Elgood