At 8pm on March 26, people across the United Kingdom clapped from their gardens, their balconies, and their front doors for the National Health Service’s #clapforcarers movement: a small act of unity to show support for the medical and emergency personnel on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Included in that display of appreciation were Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
On social media, Kensington Palace shared an adorable video of the three Cambridge children clapping in their backyard. They all wear shades of blue, with Charlotte donning a French style striped-shirt, Louis in a bright blue sweater, and George in a navy blue polo. They clap in unison as the camera zooms in.
“To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you,” the video was captioned.
Queen Elizabeth also supported the movement with great fanfare. From inside Windsor Castle, castle staff cheered with bells, whistles, claps, and even a trumpet.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 26, 2020
Over the past two weeks, the royal family has sought to boost morale during this global health crisis, even as one of their own, Prince Charles, was diagnosed with the virus: Queen Elizabeth issued a statement saying she believed the country was “up to the challenge” of making sure loved ones stayed safe. Prince William and Kate Middleton are helping raise funds for the National Emergency Trust and visited an ambulance center. They will continue this duty: as Queen Elizabeth said, “you can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.”
Originally published on Vogue.com