KATE Middleton and Prince William called NHS colleagues of a doctor killed by coronavirus.
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Amged El-Hawrani, an NHS consultant at at Queen’s Hospital Burton, contracted Covid-19 and died at the age of just 55.
A spokesperson for his family said: “Amged was a loving and much-loved husband, son, father, brother, and friend.
“His greatest passions were his family and his profession, and he dedicated his life to both.
“He was the rock of our family, incredibly strong, compassionate, caring and giving.
“He always put everyone else before himself.”
And Kate and William today threw their support behind his colleagues as medics continue to battle the deadly bug.
More than 2,000 people in the UK have been killed by the bug.
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William urged Brits to stop all non essential contact and do their part to stem the spread of the killer bug in a message after the visit.
And The Sun previously revealed the second-in-line to the throne wants to return to his role as an air ambulance pilot to help the battle against coronavirus.
The Duke of Cambridge, 37, spent two years flying medics to emergencies before stepping down in 2017.
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A source said: “William has been seriously considering returning as an air ambulance pilot to help in the current pandemic.
“He knows the whole country is doing its bit and he wants to help. But it’s complicated as he was originally grounded from the job so that he could become a senior working royal.
“That role is even more important now given that Charles has been ill, Harry has walked away with Meghan and Andrew has been effectively barred from public life. But William is very keen to do anything he can to help.”