Queen in anniversary tribute to British Red Cross

The Queen has led the royal family’s tributes to the “dedicated work” of the British Red Cross on its 150th anniversary. Volunteers and staff are “valued and greatly appreciated”, she said. And the Duchess of Cambridge had a personal reason to hail the charity’s staff and volunteers as “inspiring”. Catherine’s grandmother, Valerie Middleton was a Red Cross nurse in World War Two, as was great-grandmother Olive Middleton in World War One.