There is a darling new video tonight of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis applauding health care workers.
To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you.#ClapForOurCarers #ClapForNHS pic.twitter.com/XnaUPJyDoX
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 26, 2020
That little giggle at the end is from Charlotte, I think. Rebecca English of The Daily Mail reports the video was shot by Prince William. The NHS media account on Twitter responded to Kensington Palace’s video of the children with a tweet showing three small crowns and the hashtag #ThankYouNHS.
The young royals were taking part in a UK-wide effort, #ClapforOurCarers, thanking those working on the healthcare front lines during the coronavirus crisis. On social media, the Royal Family asked people to take part in tonight’s event.
The effort was the brainchild of Annemarie Plas; Huffington Post UK has more in this story:
The 36-year-old decided to orchestrate #ClapForOurCarers after she heard friends and family members in her home country, the Netherlands, were doing something similar. And, having seen footage of people coming together for the same purposes in Spain and France, she thought: why not do this in the UK, too?
This was the scene at Windsor Castle where HM and Prince Philip are staying.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 26, 2020
The Clarence House Instagram page shared images of the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales applauding workers from Balmoral.
The Wessex family took part.
In this video from Cancer Research UK, you can hear the applause in London.
— Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK) March 26, 2020
In Britain, millions of people came out on Thursday evening to cheer the staff of the country’s beloved National Health Service, whose intensive-care units and arrivals and emergency wings are bracing for an explosion in cases, as already exhausted nurses, some wearing garbage bags, are begging for more and better protective equipment.
The Daily Mail’s front page tomorrow.
Sir Rod Stewart and family sent applause from this side of the pond.
Our family want to say a huge thank you to everyone working in the NHS as well as to all the health care workers and emergency services that are helping keep Britain’s families safe in these extremely difficult times.
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) March 26, 2020
BBC staffers joined in.
— BBC News England (@BBCEngland) March 26, 2020
Others taking part included the British Army.
— British Army (@BritishArmy) March 26, 2020
Singer Alfie Boe and family tweeted their applause.
THANK YOU NHS 💙 YOU ARE THE NATIONS HEROES AND WE WOULD ALL BE LOST WITHOUT YOU 🙏🏼 Overwhelmed witnessing your selfless acts of kindness, commitment and dedication through such turbulent times beyond anything we’ve ever known. You are all incredible #clapforourcarers @NHSuk pic.twitter.com/EPewnk2xdE
— Alfie Boe OBE (@AlfieBoe) March 26, 2020
There was applause for colleagues from the ICU staff at Yeovil Hospital in South Somerset.
The clapping wasn’t only on the outside @YeovilHospital – our amazing ICU team joined to celebrate their colleagues across the NHS #ClapForOurCarers #teamYDH 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 “We’ll stay at work for you, please stay at home for us” pic.twitter.com/53mATU0ulA
— Yeovil Hospital (@YeovilHospital) March 26, 2020
A roundup from Ireland.
— RTÉ 2FM (@RTE2fm) March 26, 2020
The children all wore shades of blue in today’s video; the NHS logo is blue.
All three children were in long trousers, Charlotte was not in a dress as we so often see her. Tomorrow (Friday) afternoon I will be able to take a closer look at what they are wearing. (Can you believe how big Prince Louis is?)
It was an unexpected treat to see the Cambridge children taking part in tonight’s effort, offering a much-needed boost for many eager for a spot of upbeat news.
With thanks to Lisi and Maria for their comments IDing the top, it looks like the Princess was wearing Jojo Maman Bébé, the brand’s Breton Stripe Top (£12, about $15 at today’s exchange rates). The piece is 100% cotton with buttons at the shoulder, a round neck, and a blue band at the collar.
The long sleeve version is sold out on the US site, but available on the UK site (£12) in sizes 6-12 months to 4-5 years. The short sleeve version is in stock on the US site ($12) and also on the UK site (£10). This design is familiar to many WKWreaders, as it’s one the Duchess favors.
Most of the online reports from UK newspapers refer to Charlotte wearing jeans, but to me, they almost look like leggings.
Prince George could be in another H&M polo shirt, a style we’ve seen him wear several times, although his sleeves don’t appear to have a band at the hem as the H&M design does. Lacking better photos it is impossible to tell.
Prince Louis has on what looks like a navy/white gingham checked shirt beneath a crewneck sweater that looks like it has ribbing at the cuffs and hem.