How Royals Around The World Are Showing Solidarity With Covid-19 Patients & Frontliners
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
As the time draws near for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to officially "step back as senior members of the Royal family", it still hasn't put a damper on the royal couple's public show of support for the #ClapForOurCarers campaign, which saw members of the public in the UK encouraged to clap collectively from their windows, balconies and doorsteps at 8pm on 26 March for National Health Service workers tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Although in self-isolation in their home in Los Angeles, Prince Harry and Meghan stood in solidarity with the movement via Instagram stories, saying: "Thank you for all that you continue to do! Applauding you from across the pond."
Prince William & Kate Middleton
In a video posted on Instagram by Prince William and Kate Middleton that has chalked up over seven million views, we see the young Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis clapping enthusiastically in an uplifting show of solidarity for the #ClapForOurCarers movement.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spoken out often about the Covid-19 outbreak, sharing messages of support, solidarity and reassurance especially after a statement issued by Clarence House that Prince Charles has tested positive for Covid-19
Princess Eugenie Of York
"I'm so proud of my hospital, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, as they have become a trauma centre for the first time since 1982 due to the incredibly challenging time we face," posted Princess Eugenie on her Instagram last week, directing her social media followers to the hospital's fundraising campaign to help support the needs of the medical staff.
Though she did not post about it on Instagram, Princess Eugenie and her mother Sarah, the Duchess of York, were also spotted delivering boxes of Lambertz baked goods to healthcare workers in a London hospital this week.
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Princess Maria Carolina Of Bourbon Two Sicilies
The eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Castro of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Princess Maria Carolina was determined to show her support for frontliners battling the ongoing coronavirus crisis by creating a hashtag #Dankon (translated 'Thank you') directed at nurses and doctors everywhere.
The 16-year-old royal, alongside her sister Princess Maria Chiara, posted a picture of themselves with the symbol of a heart drawn on their gloved hands, stating that they would repost similar photos by social media followers on Instagram stories as a show of solidarity.
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Crown Prince Frederik André Henrik Christian Of Denmark
Joining the action of other digitally savvy royals around the world was the Crown Prince of Denmark who on March 20 FaceTimed the Danish Red Cross volunteers to thank them personally for their brave efforts assisting Danes affected by the outbreak.
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The Belgium Royal Family
Delivering homemade Belgium waffles, cakes and even baskets of fresh flowers to the residents and staff of various nursing homes, the heirs to the Belgium throne Princess Elisabeth (Duchess of Brabant), Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore followed in their parents footsteps with a public display of concern and compassion for vulnerable communities in Belgium affected by the pandemic.
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Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya of Thailand
Known for her design flair and approachable persona, this beloved Thai royal recently announced plans to produce hand sanitisers under her eponymous label Sirivannavari and donate them to doctors and nurses across the nation.
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"Throughout these difficult times, when the future is untold and our paths seem to be uncertain, all we need is to support and encourage one another, and never stop believing to get through this together," read her Instagram post on March 21.
Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah of Malaysia
Not one to remain idle during a crisis, Selangor princess Tengku Zatashah swiftly took steps to empower Kechara Soup Kitchen remotely by helping them to attain the necessary approvals to keep their operations going.
After posting a QR code on Instagram through which followers could donate directly to Kechara Soup Kitchen via their Touch 'n Go eWallet, Tengku Zatashah applauded the efforts of Kechara Soup Kitchen volunteers and donors who handed out meals to a total of 1,377 homeless and disadvantaged individuals during Malaysia's movement control order.
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