Queen Elizabeth II just honored the U.K.'s National Health Service with one of her highest honors.
On Monday, the 95-year-old monarch announced her decision to give the public health organization a George Cross, an award that recognizes “acts of the greatest heroism or of the most courage in circumstances of extreme danger.” This award, in particular, recognizes all NHS staff, past and present. Per Buckingham Palace, it is the U.K.'s highest award for non-military courage and is awarded by the queen on the advice of the George Cross committee and the prime minister.
For the occasion, which also happened to coincide with the NHS’s 73rd anniversary, the official Instagram account of the royal family shared a photo of a letter sent to the NHS on behalf of Her Majesty. And it was even written by hand.