Prince William congratulated and thanked the team of Oxford researchers who have created a COVID-19 vaccine via a video call.
The Duke of Cambridge expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the team of The University of Oxford researchers who have created a COVID-19 vaccine.
The team's achievement hits close to home to Prince William who was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus in April 2020.
THE GREAT HOPE
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages throughout the world, claiming countless lives, the hope of the discovery of a vaccine is what gives hope to millions.
Prince William, second in line to the British Throne, was affected personally by the disease, which he contracted in April, as did his father, Charles, Prince of Wales.
The Prince had had occasion to visit the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford
The researchers from the prestigious University of Oxford have been working alongside pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca since the outbreak of the pandemic to develop a safe and effective vaccine.
At long last, it seems as if that vaccine is close, with AstraZeneca announcing that their vaccine has tested at 90% efficiency in the initial trials.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY
Prince William joined Professors Andy Pollard of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, and Sarah Gilbert, of Vaccinology, as well as Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University in a video chat. The Prince said:
"Well done, I’m so pleased for all of you, I really am. I saw it in everyone’s faces back in June how much time and effort was going into this."
On June 24, 2020 the Prince had had occasion to visit the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford and learn first-hand about their desperate effort to develop a new vaccine.
The Prince has been fulsome in his praise and support of both the scientists who are searching for a cure and for the medical personnel who is caring for the victims of the COVID-19 virus.
The Prince and his wife, Duchess Kate, have been continuing in their work, supporting their numerous charities and directing every effort to alleviate the difficulties so many families are facing due to the pandemic.
The Dukes of Cambridge have been conducting all their official business through video calls while in lockdown in their home, in Kensington Palace.