William and Kate light candle for Covid victims at Westminster Abbey where they married ten years ago

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lit a candle and laid daffodils inside Westminster Abbey yesterday during a visit to a vaccination centre.

Masked William, 38, and Kate, 39, held a moment of reflection at the shrine of Edward the Confessor, where they married ten years ago.

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Their tribute came at the end of a visit where the couple hailed staff and volunteers dishing out jabs at the abbey’s historic Poets’ Corner.

Wills told them that both he and his wife, in a cream Catherine Walker coat, were looking forward to getting their jabs.

He said: “I’m a while away yet until I get mine.

“But you’re getting there pretty fast so it won’t be long.

“I’ve had plenty of vaccinations in my time. I get jabbed a lot.”

The NHS clinic in the South Transept provides up to 2,000 jabs a week to local London residents.

Speaking afterwards former nurse Sandy Thwaites, 61, who came out of retirement to help with the jabs roll-out, said: “She (Kate) asked if the public were finding it difficult, whether they were anxious.

“I said they are quite anxious, a lot of questions especially concerning clots. They come armed with quite a lot of questions.

“Some are crying, some are relieved, some are happy.

“But no-one has turned away.”

Chief nurse Pippa Nightingale said: “They were very aware of the vaccine hesitancy, and how that might be more challenging in the younger age groups.”

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