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Wills lifts spirits of patients evacuated from Royal Marsden

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William, who is president of the hospital, thanked the firefighters who tackled last week's blaze for their heroic efforts
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The Prince came in for some praise too, with 58-year-old cancer survivor Fathieh Shihab describing his visit as "wonderful"
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Wills lifts spirits of patients evacuated from Royal Marsden

7 JANUARY 2008
A cheery visit from Prince William gave patients evacuated from the fire-damaged Royal Marsden hospital a much-needed boost.

On a visit to nearby Royal Brompton Hospital where the patients are now being housed, the 25-year-old royal also chatted with firefighters, who fought last week's blaze in the West London hospital.

William - who is president of the world-renowed hospital which specialises in cancer treatment - was full of praise for the quick-thinking staff, who carried sick people out of the burning building.

Among those whose stories he listened to was Fathieh Shihab, a 58-year-old patient from Chelsea. "The Prince was wonderful," she revealed. "He said I looked very healthy and that it's great I'm getting better."

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