The Prince And Princess Of Wales Show Off Baking Skills In Surprise Visit To Mark NHS Anniversary

William and Kate helped prepare tables and decorate cupcakes for a celebration at St Thomas' Hospital ahead of the health service's 75th anniversary today.

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The Prince And Princess Of Wales Show Off Baking Skills In Surprise Visit To Mark NHS Anniversary

The Prince and Princess of Wales are showing off their baking skills.

Prince William and Princess Kate surprised NHS workers by dropping by a London hospital for a tea party.

William and Kate helped prepare tables and decorate cupcakes for a celebration at St Thomas’ Hospital ahead of the health service’s 75th anniversary today.

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They were joined by visitors such as Aneira “Nye” Thomas, the first infant born on the NHS named after NHS founder Aneurin Bevan.

The guest list at their NHS Big Tea celebration comprised three generations of NHS workers from one family, inspired by Blanche Hines, a former nurse who was part of the Windrush generation.

The Prince And Princess Of Wales Show Off Baking Skills In Surprise Visit To Mark NHS Anniversary
The Prince and Princess of Wales showing off their baking skills

When considering whether to add jam or cream first to a scone, William said, “Whatever is closest.”

NHS Charities Together, of which the prince and princess are patrons, hosted the occasion. The guest list also featured pioneers in research and people fighting Covid-19 on the front lines.

William wrapped up his visit by sending a video message to the entire NHS: “Wishing everyone a very happy 75th birthday for the NHS. Thank you so much for all you do.”

William and Kate paid a visit to St Thomas’ in May, ahead of the NHS’s anniversary on Wednesday.

It happened just days after King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla hosted their own NHS garden party at Scotland’s Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Prince And Princess Of Wales Show Off Baking Skills In Surprise Visit To Mark NHS Anniversary

Ellie Orton OBE, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together, stated, “We want to say a huge thank you to our Royal Patrons, and everyone who’s helped celebrate our beloved NHS’s 75th anniversary this year.”

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“While many things have changed over the last 75 years, the skill and compassion of NHS staff who care for our patients and their families has always remained constant,” NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard said.

The Prince And Princess Of Wales Show Off Baking Skills In Surprise Visit To Mark NHS Anniversary
The Princess sat for tea

“They face enormous challenges: recovering services, addressing Covid backlogs that inevitably built up over the pandemic, and dealing with record demand for services.”

“This milestone 75th anniversary is an opportunity for us to reflect on their hard work and our achievements but to look to the future of the health service too.” She added.

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