Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Abbey vaccine clinic
Tuesday, 23rd March 2021
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the NHS Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Westminster Abbey today, on the National Day of Reflection marking the anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown.
The royal visitors were welcomed to the Abbey by the Dean, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, and the Receiver General, Paul Baumann.
The Duke and Duchess were escorted around the clinic by Scott Craddock, the Abbey’s Head of Visitor Experience, and Victoria de la Morinière, Head of Quality Improvement at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. The visitors met NHS clinicians, Abbey volunteers and patients.
At 12 noon Their Royal Highnesses were joined by the Dean in the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor for prayers and silence. The Duke of Cambridge lit a candle at the Shrine’s altar and The Duchess laid fresh daffodils.