Charles and Camilla Praise Work of Emergency Services Following London Attacks
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall made unannounced visits to the Metropolitan Police’s Central Communications Command and the Royal London Hospital on Tuesday where they met first responders and victims of Saturday night’s terrorist attack in London.
Charles and Camilla heard about police officers’ valiant efforts in the immediate aftermath of the attack, which left seven people dead and dozens wounded, as they rushed to the scene on London Bridge to treat and comfort the wounded, and confront the perpetrators.
One police officer, Police Constable Liam Dolphin, told the Prince how he gave CPR to one of the deceased, Canadian Christine Archibald, until paramedics arrived. He would find Ms Archibald’s fiance, Tyler Ferguson, later on, “hugging him for a while” after learning she had been pronounced dead.
Later, at the Royal London Hospital, the couple met victims of the attack who are still recovering, as well as doctors and nurses who have been treating them.
“It’s Britain at its best isn’t it? Everybody pulls together, there doesn’t seem to be any panic,” the Duchess said of the efforts regular members of the public gave as they ran to help the injured on London Bridge and in nearby restaurants at Borough Market.
Prince Charles told the hospital staff he had “so much admiration for all you are doing, it’s a fantastic team.”Filed under The United Kingdom
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