Prince Charles, son and heir of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, has honored Filipino health care workers in the United Kingdom for their significant efforts in the fight against Covid19.
“We are more fortunate to have many thousands of nurses and other healthcare workers from the Philippines working in the United Kingdom, particularly in the national health service,” said Prince Charles in a video message. “To these wonderful, selfless people I wanted to offer my most heartfelt gratitude for the outstanding care and comfort you gave to your patients. You have made a truly remarkable contribution to the health and well-being of so many people across the country at such a difficult time.”
In recognition of 75 years of Philippines-UK diplomatic relations, the Prince of Wales had prepared a special message for the country, which said that “the bonds of friendship between us are stronger than ever at a time when we have faced the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus.”
“Those links have provided the foundation for us to work together towards a better future,” he said.
Some 21,000 healthcare workers have been deployed to the UK employed at either the NHS or in private hospitals, whom TV broadcaster Piers Morgan called “unsung heroes.”