Prince William Opens Coronavirus Hospital in U.K.

The second-in-line to the British throne announces the opening of a new NHS Nightingale hospital in Birmingham via video link amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.

AceShowbiz - Prince William maintained social distancing as he opened the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham, England via video link on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

The 37-year-old royal made a speech to those who contributed to the opening of the emergency COVID-19 hospital, which was built in just eight days to help those in the area requiring medical attention.

"The building you are standing in is yet another example of how people across the country have risen to this unprecedented challenge," he said. "The Nightingale hospitals will rightly go down as landmarks in the history of the NHS."

The venue has the ability to help up to 1,500 patients, as the death toll in the U.K. sits at almost 13,000.

Coronavirus relief efforts became even more personal for the royal recently, after his father Prince Charles contracted COVID-19 and spent 14 days in quarantine.

He has since recovered, and was reunited with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall just in time to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary last week.

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