Prince Charles personally thanks NHS heroes who cared for Philip before his death

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PRINCE Charles personally thanked NHS heroes who cared for the Duke of Edinburgh before his death.

The Prince of Wales had a private meeting with staff at St Barts Hospital in London yesterday.

Prince Charles personally thanked NHS heroes at St Barts who cared for the Duke of Edinburgh before his death
Professor Charles Knight, second left, said Prince Charles had been keen to use his pre-planned visit to personally thank staff for what they did for his father

Philip, who died last month at the age of 99, spent four nights at St Barts, after being transferred from the private King Edward VII Hospital on March 1.

He underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition, before being moved back to the King Edward VII.

Royal aides said Charles met a nurse, a consultant and a therapist, for around ten minutes.

Professor Charles Knight, chief executive of St Barts, said afterwards the Prince had been keen to use his pre-planned visit to personally thank staff for what they did for his father.

Prof Knight said: “It meant an enormous amount to us that he came to visit and also that he met those involved in his father’s care.

“We were just so honoured to have treated his father and it was wonderful to see the Prince of Wales.

After his private meeting the prince hailed nurses who had been treating Covid patients

The Prince of Wales and his siblings attend their father’s funeral

“It was particularly special that he got the opportunity to speak to some of our staff here.

After his private meeting the prince hailed nurses who had been treating Covid-19 patients after the came out of the wards to wave at the future king.

He told them: “I couldn’t not stop to thank you. Well done, all of you. You’re amazing.”

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