Prince Charles visited victims of the Westminster attack in hospital today, also speaking with emergency care staff, whom he praised.
The Prince of Wales spent time at King’s College Hospital where five injured are being treated, to show his support for those affected by the terrorist incident, and thank the doctors, nurses, paramedics and others who worked so tirelessly to care for and save those involved.
Earlier in the morning he had handed out awards and honours at Buckingham Palace.
Charles said they were “brilliant” and “fantastic”; many other primary care staff were seen rushing from St Thomas’s Hospital on Westminster Bridge just after the attack to assist.
— Travis Dylan Frain (@travisfrain) March 24, 2017
Asking about the nature of the patient injuries – which were described as ‘catastrophic’ at the time – and how they had been caused during the attack, the Prince told staff: “Thank you for all your marvellous efforts. How you do it , I don’t know.”
He also joked about their teamwork: “As long as you’re still talking to each other.”
Those who were injured seemed pleased by the Royal visit and Charles shook many hands and posed for photos. One was with Travis Frain, 19, who was walking across the bridge when the attacker’s car hit him.
Frain suffered a fractured leg, fractured left arm, cuts to his thigh and two broken fingers after going over the bonnet of the car. Studying politics and history at university in Lancashire, the teen had been in Parliament to watch Prime Minister’s Questions and posted a photo of himself and the future King to his Twitter page.