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British Royal Family

Prince William and Duchess Catherine send a rare personal message to British PM Boris Johnson in intensive care

The Duke of Cambridge signed the note with just one simple letter.

By Jess Pullar
Prince William and Duchess Catherine have shared a special message for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he battles COVID-19 in hospital.
The 55-year-old was admitted to St Thomas' hospital in London earlier this week, and was later moved to the intensive care unit where he is receiving "standard oxygen treatment".
Downing Street has confirmed Johnson is in a "stable" condition as of Wednesday morning, and "in good spirits".
Many members of the Royal Family have sent their best wishes to the UK Prime Minister - but the Cambridge's message has stood out for its very personal sentiment.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday evening, Kensington Palace shared a personal note from the Duke of Cambridge, who wrote on behalf of himself and Catherine: "Our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family, who like so many in the UK and around the world are affected by coronavirus."
He ended the message to "wish him a speedy recovery at this difficult time," and signed off with one simple letter: "W".
It is rare to see a personal message of this nature from Prince William, and it is being seens as a reflection of the extraordinary circumstances the world is currently facing.
Prince William has shared a heartfelt message to Boris Johnson on behalf of himself and wife Catherine. (Getty)
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen has also shared a personal message to Boris and his pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds, saying that they were "in her thoughts and that she wished the Prime Minister a full and speedy recovery".
In addition, Clarence House have also confirmed Prince Charles, who has recently recovered from coronavirus, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall sent their best to the British PM and Carrie.
The British PM was admitted to hospital earlier this week. (Getty)
Downing Street confirmed PM Johnson was "in good spirits" and was receiving standard oxygen treatment from the ICU.
The Prime Minister has suffered symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days, including a lingering fever, shortness of breath and a dry cough.
It is also understood his fiancee Carrie was also suffering symptoms, although she has not required hospitalisation thus far.
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