Coronavirus: William, Kate and family wear blue in Clap for our Carers tribute

Derrick Santistevan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge signed up with the country in praising frontline NHS employees risking their lives in the coronavirus pandemic.

William and Kate were lead by their 3 children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in their salute to health care personnel in the weekly Clap for our Carers event.

Charlotte, 4, started clapping prior to the remainder of the family – who were all dressed in blue to honour the NHS – in the 5th week of the across the country tribute.

Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, clap for NHS employees

People throughout the nation have actually been revealing their appreciation to all health and care employees every Thursday at 8pm from their doorsteps, windows and gardens in the type of clapping, banging on pots and pans and even triggering fireworks.

The Cambridges used blue for the tribute

Annemarie Plas, who began the Clap for our Carers motion in the UK, informed Sky News she hopes the gratitude for carers continues after the lockdown alleviates since they are the “backbone of society”.

Prince Charles and other half Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were likewise included in a video posted on their official Twitter account clapping for carers outside the front door of their Scottish home in Birkhall.

Previously, Prince William starred in a Blackadder sketch with Stephen Fry for the BBC’s The Big Night In, in help of Comic Relief and Children in Need.

‘ It’s a basic gesture, however efficient’

The duke played himself opposite Fry, who was in character as Lord Melchett.

William is a big fan of Blackadder – the funny romp through history that likewise starred Rowan Atkinson and Sir Tony Robinson – and was eager to participate in the sketch when asked by the BBC.

Love In fact director and co-writer Richard Curtis penned the pre-recorded spoof that ran for practically 2 minutes and included William and Fry talking over a video call ahead of the Clap for our Carers tribute.

When inquired about home education, William stated “it’s a bit of a nightmare, really”.

The duke later on confessed he was missing out on seeing soaps, asking: “Have you seen anything good on TV – it’s hell without EastEnders.”

Camilla and Charles clap for our carers

When Melchett cautioned him the time for the applause was not far off, William stated: “On my way, let me just see if I can just find my socks, and my shoes,” and looking down he added: “And my trousers.”

A couple of minutes after the sketch ended, a door opened and out came William and his family to praise.

Dominic Raab likewise signed up with in with the applause in Westminster on Thursday.

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Mr Raab, who is deputising for Boris Johnson while he recuperates from coronavirus, tweeted: “The weekly #ClapForCarers and #NHSHeroes is a fantastic presentation of how the UK joins in minutes of crisis.

” By coming together we will beat this infection.”

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