Prince William hands out awards to paramedics in velvet tux

Prince William hands out awards to paramedics in velvet tux

The Duke of Cambridge returned to the glamorous side of royal duties tonight, handing out awards to medical professionals and brave Brits at the ‘Who Cares Wins’ awards, hosted at The Camden Roundhouse.

This year there are two new awards – the 999 Hero award and the Caroline Flack Mental Health Hero award. Other categories include, Best Charity, Best Doctor, Best Midwife, Best Nurse, and Unsung Hero, amongst others.

The 999 Hero award is new this year, to celebrate the work of the emergency services, while the Mental Health Hero focuses on recognising those who

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The National Lottery and NHS Charities Together, the latter of which Prince William is patron alongside his wife.

The Duke of Cambridge greeted the crowds that had gathered in north London with a wave, having donned his black velvet jacket for the evening, along with velvet loafers.

Other guests at the event included the Prime Minister, David Beckham, presenter Kate Garraway, footballer Tyrone Mings, businesswoman Karren Brady, and Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster.

Of course, the stars of the night were, in fact, the nominees, who attended the glitzy event with their families and friends.

This is the fourth year the awards have been held, to celebrate the amazing doctors, nurses, midwives, surgeons, volunteers, researchers and charity workers and their work.

You might remember the Royal previously chose a green velvet jacket for an awards ceremony in, to the delight of royal fashion watchers all over.

The Duke of Cambridge presented an award to Deena Evans and Michael Hipgrave, the winners of the 999 Hero category. Deena, a paramedic, was saved by her colleague Michael after a patient stabbed her in the chest on a 999 call-out.

Prince William hands out the 999 Hero award to Deena Evans and Michael Hipgrave, at the Who Cares Wins Awards (@KensingtonRoyal)

You can watch the ceremony, hosted by Davina McCall, this Sunday at 7.30pm on Channel 4.

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