On Tuesday, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla spent the day visiting with first responders and victims of Saturday night’s terror attacks in London.
First, they toured the Metropolitan Police’s special operations room, where they met with emergency personnel called to attacks. Among them were Police Constable Liam Dolphin, who tried to save Canadian victim Christine Archibald on the London Bridge, as well as several members of the British Transport Police who came to the aid of a coworker when he was stabbed by one of the attackers.
Later in the day, the royals visited the Royal London Hospital to meet recovering victims and the staff that has been treating them. As Camilla heard how passersby stopped to help victims and stayed with them until medical help arrived, she was moved by the public’s response to such a tragedy.
“Everybody seemed to work together as a team. It’s Britain at its best, isn’t it?” she said. “There doesn’t seem to be any panic. Everybody gets on and does their job.”
“I have so much admiration for all you are doing. It’s a fantastic team,” Prince Charles told the staff treating the twelve patients brought in on Saturday night.
The royal family has been tending to their nation’s tragedies lately, as members also met with victims and first responders of the Manchester suicide bombing nearly two weeks ago.