Kate Middleton and Prince William continue to show their support during the midst of the coronavirus crisis! As People reports, the royal couple shared a video message from their home office in Norfolk on Monday that was dedicated to Australian First Responders. The special video was timed to coincide with Australia's inaugural "Thank A First Responder Day," which took place on Tuesday.
"Earlier this year, we witnessed thousands of firefighters, supported by the wider first responder community, who worked tirelessly risking their own lives to protect Australian communities from the devastating wildfires," William said in the video. "The world was watching your efforts and we were deeply moved by what we saw."
Kate talks about incredible efforts of first responders in Australia
Kate then addressed how the world's current situation has affected Australia. "Sadly, you’re now on the frontline of yet another emergency. The COVID-19 outbreak has brought first responders across Australia together again," she said.
"Day in, day out paramedics, police, firefighters and support staff work tirelessly to keep everybody safe, often risking not only their physical health but also their mental well-being. Today, on Australia’s inaugural ‘Thank a First Responder Day,’ you all deserve our huge thanks."
William says Aussie first responders "should be immensely proud"
In the video's conclusion, William spoke to how people on the frontline down under have been devoted to their country during times of crisis. "Time and time again when Australia has needed protecting, you have answered that call," he said.
"You should be immensely proud of everything you do and we send our very best wishes to you all and to your families." The couple signed off on the video with a "thank you" in unison.
Watch the video Prince William and Duchess Kate shared thanking Australian first responders here!