The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hear from emergency workers about how the pandemic has made them feel.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have stopped off at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on their three-day train tour of Scotland, England and Wales.
Kate, who was born at the hospital in 1982, was greeted by chairman of the NHS hospital trust, Graham Sims, with the words "welcome back".
Speaking about the news that the UK has begun its mass vaccination programme against Covid-19, William told nurses: "Keep going, there is a light at the end of the tunnel."
Standing outside socially distanced in the hospital's car park, the duchess told a team of cancer nurses: "I hope you know how we value you so much.
"The clapping is one of those things we wish we could keep going."
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