Princess Eugenie Reads Christmas Book For Virtual Charity Event
On Thursday, Princess Eugenie took part in a special online fundraising event for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity! Eugenie read aloud a beloved Christmas story, and thanked the hospital workers who had helped save a member of her extended family. Get the details here!
Princess Eugenie recently participated in an exciting virtual event for a good cause! As Hello! shares, the pregnant royal was involved in an special Christmas fundraiser put on by the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity on Thursday, where she read an excerpt from a classic holiday book.
Eugenie reads Dr. Seuss book in pre-taped video
Princess Eugenie appeared in a casual outfit during her segment of the charity's ticketed online event, Virtually Christmas. Wearing a grey sweater and necklace, Eugenie had her hair pulled back to show off her hoop earrings as she read aloud part of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss.
It just so happens that the royal has a very personal connection to one of the hospitals that the charity fundraiser benefits! That's because as Hello! mentions, the Royal Brompton Hospital is where Eugenie's father-in-law, George Brooksbank, was admitted during his battle with coronavirus earlier this year.
Eugenie thanks hospital workers "for giving us all hope"
Eugenie also shared a special message of gratitude on behalf of herself and husband Jack Brooksbank! As Hello! mentions, it was directed towards the hospital workers who were involved in providing her father-in-law with the care he needed. "I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Royal Brompton for saving my father-in-law’s life," Eugenie said later on during the event.
"From the bottom of my husband's heart and my heart, we just want to thank you for everything you have done on the front line, making sure we can all be safe and sleep well at night," she concluded. "Thank you for giving us all hope and thank you for changing the course of this pandemic."
As the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity website mentions, their Virtually Christmas event also featured several other notable performances! Dame Sian Phillips— known for her roles in I, Claudius, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Strike— read out a passage from St John’s Gospel. There was also some choral music featured, courtesy of Singing for Breathing, Fortis Voices, and Harefield Primary School choir.
Tonight's the night! Get your glad rags on (or pyjamas!) and join us at 7pm for online #Christmas festivities— R Brompton Harefield (@RBandH) December 17, 2020
Enjoy carols from our patient choir, a reading from Her Royal Highness, Princess Eugenie & much more at @RBHCharity's #VirtuallyChristmas https://t.co/1T1UoAJB87 pic.twitter.com/ClE2xwJkKi