Amid the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Countess of Wessex has been “privately” volunteering at a London kitchen. The Countess has been helping to make food for NHS staff on the frontline fighting the Coronavirus outbreak.
According to the Daily Mail, Sophie has been helping out once a week with a team of professional chefs as part of an initiative organised by British financier Ian Wace.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, an events planner who introduced The Countess of Wessex to the initiative, said, “Sophie’s done a fabulous job. She’s got stuck into everything, cooking, prep work and cleaning. She’s done it privately without any fanfare, and the staff think she is incredible. The team here are giving everything and it’s been a real boost to morale.”
Ian Wace’s team has been working 24 hours a day to produce 59,000 free meals a week for frontline staff in hospitals across London including King’s, Epsom and Barts.
Recently, The Countess of Wessex was helping the team at Rhubarb again helping to prepare food to be sent to frontline workers on the NHS. The organisation shared a photo of the royal preparing large portions of meals for NHS staff.
We were humbled and delighted to welcome HRH Countess of Wessex @RoyalFamily to rhubarb yesterday. Together we cooked thousands of meal for the @NHSuk Thank you MarshallWace Mealforce Helpforce 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/b2NY6eHK2x
— rhubarb (@rhubarb_food) April 16, 2020
Sophie is in a long list of royals who are playing their part during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 5th April, Her Majesty The Queen made a special broadcast to the nation from Windsor Castle. Recently, The Prince of Wales has made a series of video messages in response to the Coronavirus pandemic while The Duchess of Cornwall has been in touch with a number of elderly people through her work with The Silver Line.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also shown their support with video calls to schools and to General Melchett as part of a Big Night In sketch.
A number of members of The Royal Family have also been seen to take part in the Clap for NHS every Thursday at 8pm.