Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are drafted in as bingo callers in a video call to a care home.

Duchess praises 'truly inspirational' hospital staff

The Duchess of Cambridge has written a letter to a London hospital telling staff their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic had been "truly inspirational".

Kate is patron of the Evelina London Children's Hospital and wrote to staff at the institution, which is also treating Covid-19 patients, to say she is thinking of them during "this hugely difficult time".

In the letter she said: "It is heartening to know you are still very much open for business and continuing to provide expert care to sick children despite the challenging circumstances.

You are all truly inspirational and I know how much you will be there for these families, as you always have been.

"You are now facing the additional pressure of caring for adult Covid-19 patients, but it is a testament of your support and commitment to your patients that you are all pulling together to ensure they will have the best possible care.

"Whether working on the front line, or behind the scenes, you will be having to juggle these pressures and manage both your professional and personal lives.

"Please look after yourselves and each other and know the whole country is behind you."

Duke and Duchess send message to Captain Tom

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As you'll know by now, 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore has raised more than £18m for the NHS by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden.

This was the moment he was shown the message the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had made for him.

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A special message for 99-year-old fundraiser Captain Tom Moore from Prince William

Watch Captain Tom Moore's reaction to the message from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Tom has raised millions of pound for the NHS