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Duchess Kate Visits London Bridge Attack Victims

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Kate Middleton greets staff at King's College Hospital. (Press Association via AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 08:28 AM

Duchess Kate Middleton visited London Bridge terror attack victims Monday at King's College Hospital where they were admitted, along with doctors and nurses there.

Middleton talked to six patients from the attack, according to E! News.

Eight people died and 48 were injured when suspected terrorists drove a van across London Bridge attempting to hit pedestrians on June 3. Three of the suspects continued their attack by stabbing restaurant and club guests at the nearby Borough Market before they were shot and killed by police.

The Evening Standard said King's College Hospital was one of two hospitals to receive most of the victims following the terror attack. Fourteen people were admitted to the hospital, predominantly suffering from stab wounds.

Middleton was overheard asking a female staff member if she had received enough emotional support to help her deal with the aftermath of the attack. Many of staff had treated patients from the March 22 attack in which Khalid Masood killed five people on the Westminster Bridge.

"To go through this sort of event twice, it is quite unprecedented," Middleton said to a staffer.

Dr. Malcolm Tunnicliff, clinical director and consultant in emergency medicine at the hospital, told the Evening Standard that the duchess's visit was appreciated.

"It is nice when you have got someone like the Duchess of Cambridge who comes along," said Tunnicliff. "It was only four or five weeks ago Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall came along, and it gives the patients a lift, it gives the staff a lift that they're being recognized.

"And actually, all staff in the NHS (National Health Service) want these days is just to be recognized for what they do, because they get knocked for so much. Someone like that coming along and recognizing that, it is a massive lift."

The hospital shared images of the princess's visit on Twitter.

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Duchess Kate Middleton visited London Bridge terror attack victims Monday at King's College Hospital where they were admitted, along with doctors and nurses there.
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