Prince William Follows Diana's Footsteps 40 Years Later by Visiting a Cancer Hospital
In a heartwarming move, Prince William visited The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust on the week of Princess Diana’s birthday. She was the president of the foundation, a position now held by William.
The Duke of Cambridge was in high spirits as he arrived at the hospital, meeting the warm greetings of the staff with a broad smile.
In the hospital, William learned about the emotional and psychological support offered at the hospital, which is one of the most important parts of the treatment.
In 1989, Princess Diana was the president of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation, which runs the cancer hospital. Now, her firstborn son follows in her footsteps by serving as the president of the foundation since 2007.
Back in 2005, Prince Williams worked in the children’s unit of the hospital for a couple of days. More recently, he put on a pair of scrubs to watch two operations performed in the hospital using modern robotic surgical technology.
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Thank you Joyce and Evelyn @RoyalMarsden for sneaking upstairs for a hug with The Duke of Cambridge! The Duke, President of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, was visiting The Royal Marsden in Chelsea to learn about the psychological support being offered to staff, patients and their families. Visit our profile to read the stories of some of the staff and patients The Duke met today. The Royal Marsden is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, treating and seeing over 50,000 NHS and private patients every year.
The Royal Marsden was opened in 1851 and it is the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer treatment, research, and diagnosis.
WILLIAM’S WELCOMING SMILE
His status as a royal family member might intimidate people to approach him, but Prince William puts people at ease with his warm and welcoming smile.
As he chatted with the staff members and patients at the cancer hospital’s Ellis Ward, he kept that smile on which put everyone at ease.
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During his visit to The Royal Marsden HRH The Duke of Cambridge visited Ellis ward, a female only ward which was redesigned and refurbished thanks to charity funding. Ellis Ward specialises in the care of breast, gynaecological, urological and gastrointestinal cancer patients, whilst providing support for patients and their families from our friendly and supportive team. @KensingtonRoyal
Talking to the patients and the staff members at the ward which specializes in urological, gastrointestinal, breast, and gynecological cancer, William came to know about how cancer wreaks havoc on the psychological well-being of the patients, their families, and the staff members.