IN PICTURES: Kate pays surprise visit to the victims of London Bridge terror attack

The Duchess of Cambridge paid a surprise visit to survivors of the London terror attacks in the hospital where once, again her compassion, was evident.

PHOTO: Magazine Features

PHOTO: Magazine Features

The 35-year-old royal took her time meeting with some of the medical staff of King’s College Hospital who were involved in treating the 14 victims of the recent London Bridge terrorist attack in the city.

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Most of the 14 victims had suffered stab wounds in varying severity with seven in critical condition.

PHOTO: Magazine Features

PHOTO: Magazine Features

She praised the staff saying, “Well done. What you do is remarkable,” before adding, “I suppose at the time you didn’t know how big or what the extent of the incident was. You just got your heads down and got on with it. The response was amazing. I presume you are trained to cope with this but hope this kind of incident never happens.”

The duchess speaks to Dr Mark Haden during a visit to Kings College Hospital in south London. PHOTO: Magazine Features

The duchess speaks to Dr Mark Haden during a visit to Kings College Hospital in south London. PHOTO: Magazine Features

She also asked one member of the medical team whether they get “emotional support” for what they have to deal with, to which the staffer responded, “We look after each other.”

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Malcolm Tunnicliff, clinical director of the emergency department, who was returning to London from a cricket match that day and dropped everything to head straight to the hospital, said of the royal visit: “I think the Duchess was really affected by the dedication of the staff and how resilient they are. They are very proud to work for King’s and the NHS.

Kate speaks with speaks to Clinical Director and Consultant in Emergency Medicine Dr Malcolm Tunnicliff. PHOTO: Magazine Features

Kate speaks with speaks to Clinical Director and Consultant in Emergency Medicine Dr Malcolm Tunnicliff. PHOTO: Magazine Features

“We prepare for incidents like this 24 hours a day but it’s really nice when someone like the Duchess of Cambridge comes in and sees what we do first hand and says thanks. It gives the patients a lift, it gives the staff a lift that they are being recognised.”

Sources: telegraph.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk

Photos: Magazine Features