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Showing Their Appreciation

As the world is still working to understand COVID-19, doctors and nurses are putting their lives on the line to treat patients who are battling the virus. People are looking for ways to show their appreciation for the work being done, and one way that Brits are showing their appreciation is posting videos of themselves "clapping for the NHS."

On the Kensington Royal Instagram, an adorable video was posted of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis clapping alongside the caption that said:

"To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you. #ClapForOurCarers #ClapForCarers #ThankYouNHS #ClapForNHS"

Sharing Their Condolences

However, the Cambridges have done more than a cute video to show their appreciation for the workers of the NHS. The couple had conversations with staff at two different hospitals, including Queen’s Hospital Burton in Staffordshire, where the first doctor died while fighting coronavirus in England.

William and Kate offered their condolences for the death of Consultant Amged El-Hawrani, an ear, nose, and throat specialist. William told the staff at Burton:

"We’d just like to say from the two of us how proud we are of all of you and how amazingly you are all doing under extreme circumstances. I know all of you see this as your job and that you get on with it, but this is a different level and you are doing an incredible job. The whole country is proud of you so thank you for everything you’re doing and all the hours you are putting in."

Social Distancing But Still Supportive

The Cambridges also called the staff at University Hospital Monklands in North Lanarkshire, and Kate said while on the phone:

"You’re stretched in all sorts of ways looking after the patients in your care under such extreme circumstances. But you also need to be able to make sure you support yourselves, and each other. It must be so hard but I’m glad to hear that you’re currently getting all the support you need."

William and Kate are currently practicing social distancing and are staying at their Norfolk estate, Amner Hall, with their three children. Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus, so he and his wife Camilla have been self-quarantining while he recovers. Luckily, his symptoms were mild.

Doctors And Nurses On The Front Lines Of The Virus

According to the doctors and nurses who received the calls, they were touched by the gesture. Donna Marie McGroarty, an Infectious Diseases Charge Nurse at Monklands said the call from the Cambridges was "totally unexpected and a real morale boost."

"It has been a tough time for all our staff. However the support we have received from colleagues and the community has been overwhelming."

Alice Bloxhom, a sister on the COVID-19 cohort ward at Queen's Hospital, told Town & Country:

"Until recently our ward was an Acute Care of the Elderly ward, but now we are caring for patients with COVID-19. This has been a difficult time for all the patients we care for and for the staff working in a very different environment. It was a pleasure to talk to the Duke and Duchess and to be able to explain some of the challenges we face for our patients. Everyone at the hospital appreciates the support they gave us on the call."

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