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Princess Alexandra pays tribute to medical work during the pandemic


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Princess Alexandra has met medics who have used their experiences of the pandemic to create an artwork.

The Queen’s cousin spent the afternoon of September 16th 2021 at a reception for the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.

The charity supports the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals in their work against heart and lung disease. It helps provide treatments and equipment as well as research that falls outside NHS funding.

During the reception, Princess Alexandra met hospital staff and heard about their experiences during the pandemic as well as their ongoing work as health services face new challenges.

Their experiences during the global health crisis have inspired an art installation, designed by staff themselves. The creation reflects their time working in intensive care during the height of the pandemic. The princess was given a tour of the work and heard about the experiences behind it.

It was a second public appearance for the princess, who is now 84, in a matter of days. Last week, the princess joined her family to celebrate the marriage blessing of one of her granddaughters. Flora Vesterberg and her husband, Timothy, had their wedding blessed at St. James’ Church, Piccadilly on September 10th 2021. The couple married in a private ceremony at St. James’ Palace, London in 2020.

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