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The Queen makes incredible gesture to NHS staff amid coronavirus pandemic

Her Majesty is currently staying at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip

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Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
April 2, 2020
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The Queen's second residence Windsor Castle was lit up in blue on Thursday evening as a sign of support to NHS staff across the UK who are helping to fight coronavirus. The incredible gesture was timed to coincide with the #ClapForOurCarers weekly round of applause, which saw thousands of people stand on their doorsteps and at their windows at 8pm to show their appreciation for our medical staff for the second week in a row.

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The impressive display

It comes one week after a video was released showing clapping from the royal household, where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are staying during the lockdown. Her Majesty wasn't the only royal to show her support for the Clap for our Carers campaign in its first week. Kensington Palace posted a video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children clapping outside their home.

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The footage, taken by their parents Prince William and Kate outside, shows Princess Charlotte, four, in a striped top, grinning as she claps, while one-year-old brother Prince Louis, stood in the middle of his older siblings, dressed in a blue jumper. The caption read: "To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you."

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Footage of the Earl and Countess of Wessex clapping alongside their children Lady Louise Windsor, 16, and James Viscount Severn, 12, was also released on the royal family's social media account.

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Meanwhile, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were recorded clapping separately at their Birkhall home where they were self-isolating following the Prince of Wales' COVID-19 diagnosis. He has since recovered from the virus.

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