Coronavirus: Sophie, Countess of Wessex helps prepare food and care parcels for NHS workers

‘The Countess has joined millions of people, up and down the country, who are volunteering their time to support the NHS,’ royal family says

Sabrina Barr
Saturday 18 April 2020 15:24 BST
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex has been helping to prepare food and care parcels for NHS workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday, the countess — who is married to the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward — joined other volunteers to help put together care packages for healthcare workers at her local hospital, Frimley Park, in Surrey.

Photographs of Sophie carrying out her volunteering service were shared on the royal family‘s official Instagram account.

In one picture, the countess is putting supplies together in a plastic bag while wearing blue latex gloves.

In another image, the royal is handing a prepared bag to a healthcare worker at the hospital.

In the Instagram post, the royal family paid tribute to all volunteers across the nation who have been supporting the NHS and vulnerable individuals.

“Thank you to every single volunteer who is continuing to support their communities and the NHS, whether that be through the #NHSVolunteerResponders, preparing and donating items for care and food packages, or supporting vulnerable members of the community,” it said.

The caption said the countess joined volunteers from the UK Army Cadet Force, Army Medical Services and the Frimley Health NHS foundation to package food and care parcels for NHS staff.

“The Countess has joined millions of people, up and down the country, who are volunteering their time to support the NHS, charitable initiatives and support vulnerable people in their communities. Thank you all,” it said.

A couple of days ago, the countess aided hospitality company Rhubarb to make food in the kitchen for hospital workers in the NHS.

Sophie was photographed preparing large quantities of spaghetti while wearing a mask as part of her culinary uniform.

“Thank you to Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex for joining us today and working so hard in the kitchen at rhubarb to prepare food for our heroic NHS Hospital Teams,” the company wrote on Instagram.

Princess Sofia of Sweden is currently working in one of the country’s hospitals as a healthcare assistant.

The royal is helping staff on the frontline at the Sophiahemmet hospital after completing a three-day medical course at Sophiahemmet University College, where she is an honorary chair member.

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