William and Kate reflect on first lockdown anniversary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched a private moment of reflection at Westminster Abbey to remember those who lost their lives in the pandemic.

On the anniversary of the first national lockdown, William and Kate were silent for a minute at noon in the shrine of the Abbey of St. Edward the Confessor.

The Cambridges were joined by the Dean of Westminster, the very venerable Dr. David Hoyle, and stood in silence before the dean said a series of short prayers.

William then lit a memorial candle on the shrine’s altar and Kate placed fresh daffodils next to the candle.

At the sanctuary, William and Kate privately signed their marriage records during their wedding ceremony, the 10th anniversary of which is next month.

The couple visited the Gothic abbey on Tuesday to tour the vaccination center and thank staff and volunteers.

In early March, the NHS opened the Abbey Clinic to deliver up to 2,000 puffs a week to Westminster locals.

The vaccination center is operated by Chelsea and the NHS Foundation Trust of Westminster Hospital and is located in the south transept, where Poets’ Corner is located.

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