The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting Westminster Abbey Vaccination Centre


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is celebrating their 10th anniversary in April this year
Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, today, visited Westminster Abbey in London where a vaccination centre is being run by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Royal family have been visiting vaccnation centres and working hard to promote the nation-wide COVID-19 vaccine initiative to encourage more and more Britishers to get their jab done.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Westminster Abbey
Kensington Palace

Prince William and Catherine, who married at the same abbey in April 2011, were present at the poet’s centre at the church where so far more than 2000 people are being vaccinated each week. They met staff administering the vaccines on behalf of the local GP network, and some of the patients receiving their doses today. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked the National day of reflection
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Palace said, “In early March, the NHS opened the Westminster Abbey clinic to provide up to two thousand life-saving jabs each week to local Westminster residents. Run by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the vaccination centre operates from the south transept, home to the world-famous Poets’ Corner. The Abbey continues to remain open for a daily Holy Communion service. Doctors, nurses and countless other staff, supported by volunteers and others, are delivering the vaccination programme at more than 1,600 sites across the country ranging from cathedrals, mosques and temples to racecourses, sports stadiums, cinemas and museums”.

The Duchess of Cambridge talking to the staff at the vaccination centre
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During the visit, The Duke and Duchess heard from staff about their experiences of being involved in the largest vaccination programme in the nation’s history, and working in one of Britain’s most revered buildings.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in a private moment of reflection at the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor
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The couple thanked the staff for their hard work during the last one year. More than 22.8 million people have now had at least one jab in little over 100 days since the NHS vaccination programme began, whilst another 1.5million second doses have also been administered. On Sunday around 96,834 vaccinations an hour were were carried out, at an average of 27 jabs a second.

 

Her Majesty The Queen, today, led the nation in remembering those who lost their lives due to the COVID-19. Its been an year since the pandemic has disrupted the normal cause of our life forcing the whole world to adapt to new life style. Millions around the world had lost their loved ones due to the Coronavirus. The Queen released a statement today marking the ‘National day of Reflection’ that read,

As we look forward to a brighter future together, today we pause to reflect on the grief and loss that continues to be felt by so many people and families, and pay tribute to the immeasurable service of those who have supported us all over the last year.

In a very touching gesture, The Queen also sent a  bouquet of irises, tulips, mixed narcissi and ranunculus and the message to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London from Windsor Castle. Recently, Prince Philip went under a successful heart procedure at the hospital.

 

Prince Charles of Wales released a video message marking the ‘National Day of Reflection’.

The Duchess of Cambridge laid deffodils at the poet corner in London
Kensington Palace

During their time at the Abbey, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in a private moment of reflection at the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, observing a minute’s silence as part of the ‘National day of Reflection’. William lit a candle and Catherine laid daffodils.

A video of the couple walking down the aisle at the Westminster Abbey.

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For the day, The Duchess of Cambridge is wearing a new ivory white Catherine Walker Valeria Coat. Thanks to Caroline Parr via Kate’s Closet for a quick and fabulous id.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Catherine Walker Valeria Coat
Catherine Walker Valeria Coat

The signature Catherine Walker & Co coat in winter white is described as, “The precision tailoring is contrasted with an artisanal approach to embellishment. A delicate ivory floral lace has been hand-applied to the front of this soft wool coat”. Underneath the coat, Catherine was wearing a matching dress.

The Duchess of Cambriddge wore Annoushka pearls and Kiki McDonough Hoops
Annoushka pearls and Kiki McDonough Hoops

With her Kiki Mcdonough gold hoops and Annoushka Gold Baroque Pearls.

The Duchess of Cambridge carried Métier London Roma Bag
Métier London Roma Bag

It seems she is carrying her Meteir London Roma Bag.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Jimmy Choo Romy 85 Suede Pump
Jimmy Choo Romy 85 Suede Pump

and what looked like Jimmy Choo Romy 85 Suede Pumps.


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