The palace says that 39-year-old Kate has no symptoms of infection. Kate and William have already got their first dose of the COVID vaccine in May.
Britain’s palace has said that the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is in home isolation after coming into contact with a person infected with the coronavirus. Significantly, on Monday, on the 73rd anniversary of Britain’s National Health Service, Kate was to attend an event with her husband Prince William. But, the Kensington Palace office says Kate came in contact with a man who was later confirmed to be infected last week. It is noteworthy that according to the rules of the British Government, a person coming in contact with a corona-infected person is required to remain in home isolation for at least 10 days.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Monday honored the National Health Service (NHS) with the George Cross Gallantry Award to mark the 73rd anniversary of the country’s healthcare. The George Cross is one of the highest honors for bravery in times of crisis in the UK, having been given for over 70 years.
The award is given to NHS staff working ‘with courage, compassion, and dedication’ across the country. Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said the honor recognizes the ‘skill and patience of our staff during the dark times of an ‘unprecedented’ pandemic.
Elizabeth (95) said in a handwritten quote, ‘I am very pleased to share that I am on behalf of a grateful nation, honoring the National Health Services of the United Kingdom with the George Cross.’
It said, ‘This award recognizes the past and present of all NHS staff across disciplines and in all four countries. NHS staff have demonstrated the highest standards of public service for over seven decades, and especially in recent times, you have supported the people of our country with courage, compassion and dedication.