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Prince Charles hails Filipino healthcare workers in UK on 75th year of PH-British ties

Prince Charles hails Filipino healthcare workers in UK on 75th year of PH-British ties

MANILA, Philippines — Prince Charles has expressed his “most heartfelt” gratitude to Filipino healthcare workers in the United Kingdom, calling them “wonderfully selfless people,” as the Philippines and Britain celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties this year.

“The bonds of friendship between us are stronger than ever. At a time when we have faced the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus, those links have provided the foundation for us to work together towards a better future,” Prince Charles said in a video message posted by British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce on Twitter Friday.

“We are more fortunate than we perhaps realize to have many thousands of nurses and other healthcare workers from the Philippines working in the United Kingdom, particularly in the National Health Service. To these wonderfully selfless people, I wanted to offer my most heartfelt gratitude for the outstanding care and comfort you give to your patients,” he added.

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son and the heir to the British throne, praised Filipino medical workers for making “a truly remarkable contribution to the health and wellbeing of so many people” in the United Kingdom.

“My fondest thoughts are with the Philippines and all those who wish to join me in celebrating our profoundly important relationship,” he added.

The Philippines and the United Kingdom established formal diplomatic ties on July 4, 1946 and “have worked tirelessly to foster stronger political, economic, cultural, and people-to-people ties,” according to the

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