Queen Elizabeth II and Duchess Kate have found a very special way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the British Red Cross, the United Kingdom’s Red Cross. Despite the self-isolation in which Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip still find themselves (and from which, still, it seems difficult to get out in the short term) and the numerous commitments involving the Duchess, the two representatives of the Royal Family they also decided to communicate their appreciation for the tireless activity that became even more indispensable during the pandemic period by each sending a letter to the volunteers and representatives of the British Red Cross. Each letter was accompanied by a commemorative anniversary coin, made by the Royal Mint (the Royal Mint).
The contents of the two letters were made public in an official press release from Buckingham Palace and, in the case of Kate, it is interesting to note that the Duchess proudly underlines the presence, among the Red Cross volunteers, of her grandmother and of her great-grandmother who served during the First and Second World Wars.
Queen Elizabeth II instead wanted to underline the importance and value of the volunteers of the Red Cross whose contribution, in the words of Her Majesty, “is recognized, valued and greatly appreciated”. Even the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, wanted to participate in the celebrations for the important milestone by recording an introduction for the online exhibition that celebrates 150 years.