The Duchess of Kent has sent a supportive message to her patronage, Hull & East Riding Breast Friends, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Her Royal Highness’s message was shared by a member of staff on the charity’s website: “The Duchess of Kent has asked me to convey to you and Hull & East Riding Breast Friends her best wishes during this extraordinarily challenging crisis. Her Royal Highness is acutely aware of the burden this is placing on you and Hull & East Riding Breast Friends. The Duchess remains keen to hear your news, and joins you in looking forward to better times.“
Hull & East Riding Breast Friends is a breast cancer charity that was founded in 2005 by two friends, Jan Jones and Liz Drury, during treatment for breast cancer. It serves as a support group that provides a place for people to come together who are looking for support with breast cancer.
The Duchess of Kent became the patron in 2015.
The Duchess of Kent, 87, reduced her royal duties in 2002 and undertakes few engagements a year. She does appear at major family events, like the celebrations of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.