The Duke of Cambridge paid a private visit to St Thomas’s Hospital in London on Thursday to thank the staff who helped out during the Westminster terrorist attack that occurred on Wednesday, 22 March.
While at the hospital, Prince William met with members of the response team, which includes the consultants, junior doctors, and nurses, as well as Carl McIntosh, the security operations manager who placed the hospital on lockdown after the attack.
A Kensington Palace official spoke of His Royal Highness’s visit, saying, “The Duke wanted to visit privately with some of those who were first to respond to the attacks.”
Prince William met with Heather Lawrence, chair of the London Ambulance Service, who spoke to ITV, saying, “Our frontline crews and control room staff did an exceptional job in incredibly difficult circumstances.
“They stayed calm and provided excellent care to those affect and we are very grateful that Prince William has recognised everyone’s efforts.”
Prince Charles visited the hospital the week prior to visit the victims and thank the staff, as well. He and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently on tour in Italy.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend a Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, 5 April, at noon.
The congregation will include the families of those who were killed in the attack, victims, witnesses, and police, fire, ambulance and NHS hospital services first responders.
Their Royal Highnesses will be joined by the Home Secretary, the Mayor of London, and the Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
Prince William will read Luke 10: 29-37, which is the Parable of the Good Samaritan, during the service, and afterwards the royals will meet with members of the congregation.
The service, which is by invitation only, will be broadcast live on BBC One beginning at 11:30 am.