Sarah Ferguson ferries Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack on secret coronavirus mercy missions

Sarah Ferguson ferries Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack on secret coronavirus mercy missions to provide food and essentials to NHS angels

While Prince Andrew continues to be in social purdah following his fall from grace, his daughter Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank broke cover last week and were spotted being driven through London by Sarah, Duchess of York.

The couple were not being shepherded to a nightclub. Perish the thought.

I can reveal they were making a secret mercy dash to deliver supplies to frontline NHS staff.

Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, all pictured, were recently spotted handing out care packages to frontline NHS staff

The care packages, containing essentials such as food, toiletries and cleaning products, were delivered to Hammersmith Hospital in West London on Wednesday and then again on Saturday.

Further drop-offs are planned at other hospitals, including the Chelsea and Westminster and Upton Hospital in Slough.

A pal said: ‘They wanted to do anything they could to help.’

The couple were asked to help out by a hospital consultant friend.

The care packages included toothpaste, soap, shower gel, hand wash, anti-bacterial wipes, dried pasta, pasta sauces, rice, cereal bars and tinned fruit.

The Duchess is also working with British chocolate brand Love Cocoa, which is donating treats to hospitals for every product bought. ‘I am deeply grateful for the speed and kindness of Joel Cadbury, who called his cousin James Cadbury of Love Cocoa,’ the Duchess tells me.

‘Immediately, the Cadbury duo went into overdrive and agreed they would donate chocolate to the NHS staff in hospitals and ICU units.

‘For a small company to be so generous and kind is such an example of leading through goodness. They already support cocoa by planting trees in Cameroon.’

Eugenie married her husband, who works in the drinks industry, at Windsor in October 2018. Princess Beatrice’s wedding has had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus.

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