It was great to hear from Shivali and Fiona - who both have long-term health conditions and have been shielding with their families over the course of the past year, and are now both eligible to receive the #Covid19 vaccine.
Shivali, who has type 2 diabetes, and Fiona, who lives with asthma, shared their experiences of the pandemic and discussed the positive impact the vaccine will have upon their own lives moving forward.
The UK’s leading health charities have joined forces to form a coalition to help promote vaccine uptake amongst those with long-term health conditions, who are now being offered the vaccine. Included in this coalition is @diabetesuk and @asthmauk, who have supported Shivali and Fiona throughout the pandemic.
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This morning The Duke visited a vaccination centre at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, as the largest vaccination programme in British history continues.
Delivering thousands of vaccines every week, the NHS staff and volunteers involved in the rollout here and across the UK, have shown incredible dedication throughout.
Our Armed Forces are playing a vital role in the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine across the UK.
Over 5,000 military personnel are currently committed to supporting the NHS in vaccinating priority groups, including helping to establish and operate vaccination centres and supporting testing in hospitals and the community.
Prince William spoke with some of those involved across the @britisharmy, @royalnavy and the @royalairforceuk — swipe for a glimpse into their conversation.
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The Duke and Duchess spoke with Abigail, a first-year Adult Nursing student at @UlsterUni about her video diary ???? created to demonstrate a typical shift during her first placement as a student nurse.
Abigail told The Duke and Duchess about some of the challenges she had faced, including the emotional impact of patients being unable to receive visits from their families. She also spoke about her experience of starting university during a pandemic, and the impact that COVID-19 has had on her ability to socialise and learn with fellow students in person due to lockdown restrictions and a subsequent increase in online learning.
Take a look in our Stories ???? to see more as The Duke and Duchess spoke to @UlsterUni staff and students, where they heard about the students’ appreciation for the invaluable experiences they have gained working on the frontline, and the support they received from the university during this challenging period.
Take a look at our other post to see The Duke and Duchess hear from @UlsterUni Nursing student Abigail about her experiences of studying during the pandemic, and of undertaking her first placement on the frontline of the #COVID19 response in Northern Ireland ????
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Visit @EarthshotPrize to see more from Prince William and the 2021 UN Environment Programme Young Champions, as they discuss some of the environmental challenges facing our planet — and the innovative solutions needed to address them.
What an inspiring group of teachers!
Although it's Children's Mental Health Week, it's hugely important we ensure our teachers are supported as well. @_Place2Be have been champions of mental health in schools across the UK and continue to provide support to those facing challenges throughout lockdown.
For more resources and information, visit @_Place2Be and watch the full conversation via the link in bio
It’s easy to think we haven’t got the power to make a change. But a small conversation can make a big difference when it comes to tackling the stigma surrounding mental health. #TimetoTalk
To find out more, visit @timetochangecampaign
Partnering with @_place2be, we asked children from Ribbon Academy in Durham to express their feelings through creative drawing.
This week we're encouraging parents and children around the world to create a drawing and at the end of this week, we will share more of your inspiring sketches - please share using #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and tagging @KensingtonRoyal
Visit @_place2be for more information about this activity
Racist abuse - whether on the pitch, in the stands, or on social media - is despicable and it must stop now.
We all have a responsibility to create an environment where such abuse is not tolerated, and those who choose to spread hate and division are held accountable for their actions. That responsibility extends to the platforms where so much of this activity now takes place.
I commend all those players, supporters, clubs and organisations who continue to call out and condemn this abuse in the strongest terms. W